Cutts-Madison House - Dolley Madison House

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The spirit of former First Lady Dolley Madison is said to reside at her home, built in 1822 by Richard Cutts, Dolley’s brother-in-law. After her husband James Madison died in 1836, Dolley lived here until her death in 1849. Although the house’s next owner Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes changed things around a bit, turning what used to be the front porch into a window, the ghost of Dolley Madison has been seen in her rocking chair in the spot where the porch used to be.

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721 Madison Place NW
Washington, DC
United States

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38.90001830440747, -77.0347893833241
Nearest Towns:
Washington, D. C., DC (0.3 mi.)
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