Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dolly Madison House
Ex-President of the United States
1828 to 1836
Home of his widow
Mrs. Dolly Payne Madison
1837 to 1849
Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes, U.S.N.
1851 to 1886
The Dolly Madison House
Lyndon B. Johnson, President
Location. 38° 54.005′ N, 77° 2.095′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of H Street Northwest and Madison Place Northwest, on the right when traveling east on H Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1520 H Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleeing the Executive Mansion (a few steps from this marker); The Cosmos Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tayloe House (within shouting distance Ashburton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wormley's Hotel Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedman’s Savings And Trust (about 400 feet away); Discover DC / McPherson Square (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
More about this marker. There appears to be a spelling error on these plaques. The First Lady married to President James Madison spelled her name Dolley—not Dolly. —Ed.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Admiral Charles Wilkes. Admiral Wilkes had a colorful career. Credited by some with the discovery of Antarctica, he also charted the Hawaiian Islands. During the Civil War, his ship intercepted the British ship “Trent,” which was carrying Confederate diplomats, leading to an international incident. Wilkes was actually court marshaled later for insubordinate remarks against the Secretary of the Navy. (Submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General George McClellan’s Headquarters. During his tenure as commander of the Union armies in the Civil War, George McClellan maintained his headquarters at the house of his friend, Admiral Wilkes. (Submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Cutts-Madison House. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 21, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 7,682 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on October 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on November 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on October 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.