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The Historic Lafayette House Can Be Yours for $5.85M

If you’d like a chance to own a part of history, this is it.

The Historic Lafayette House will turn 193 years old this year, and its had some celebrity guests, including the Marquis de Lafayette. In 1824, President James Monroe invited Lafayette to the United States as the nation's guest. During the trip, he visited all twenty-four states in the union at the time as an esteemed hero.

As a close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and fought in the American Revolutionary War. So, he would stay in only the finest places, including this home in downtown Alexandria that’s right off Duke Street.

After decades, its finally available on the market. With six bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 11 fireplaces with period mantels, heart pine floors and 12-foot ceilings, and a private garden, it would definitely be a noteworthy piece of history to own.