Eastern Market & Barracks Row

Home of the Commandants

The Home of the Commandants, at 801 G St. SE, was built in 1806, on land selected by Thomas Jefferson in 1801 for the Marine Corps. The location was selected so that it would be within easy marching distance of the White House. The Marine Corps Barracks are the oldest in the U.S., and the Home of the Commandants is believed to be the oldest continuously-occupied public building in D.C.