Plan Your Visit
Its beautiful English garden is a popular and restive oasis in the busy shopping district of Georgetown. The house itself is a popular museum to everyday life of middle class colonial America.
The house was built by Christopher Layman, a cabinetmaker by trade, as both a residence and a shop. Layman died shortly after constructing the house. It was sold to Cassandra Chew who added a wing to the rear of the house in 1767. The street (then called Bridge Street) was a main thoroughfare for road traffic from the Western frontier and paralleled the canal into Georgetown.
Did You Know?
The thickness of the walls throughout the Old Stone House vary between two and three feet.