When your neighbor is the White House, it’s quite obvious that Presidential history is all around us here at RESA apartments. In Washington D.C., every day is basically President’s Day. History is a part of our every day life. However, beyond the famous monuments and landmarks around us that mark the deeds of our former leaders, there are some lesser known places with some Presidential history that might be fun to explore this President’s Day. Take a trip to this lesser known historical site for a different experience this President’s Day.
Hamrock’s Restaurant – Just outside the city but less than a 30 minute drive from your RESA apartment is Hamrock’s Resturaunt in Fairfax. Nestled in charming Old Town Fairfax, Hamrock’s Restaurant is located in the historic Moore-McCandlish House, which was built in 1842. The house has seen its fair share of American history – including housing Confederate Colonel Mosby while he was plotting to capture Union General Stoughton during the Civil War. This eventually landed him in jail, and the property was purchased by Thomas Moore, Assistant Secretary of State for the Roosevelt Administration who visited the property and fell in love with’s charms. Although not confirmed, it’s rumored to have had a visit from William Howard Taft during a garden party after his presidency. Bask in the footsteps of previous presidents while enjoying afternoon tea, a great glass of wine, or plate of their American fare on their wrap-around porch.
Hamrock’s Restaurant, 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030