Est. 1868 • Celebrating 150 years!
Est. 1868 • Celebrating 150 years!
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A Quiet Place to Call Home

Tucked away off a busy street in Georgetown, is a comfortable home for senior women in need.

Founded in 1868 for Civil War widows, the Aged Woman’s Home of Georgetown continues to serve women in Washington, DC today.

The Home is a historic residence for indigent women, capable of independent living. The Home offers the emotional support, companionship, and security associated with group living. Learn more about the services provided »

The first significant donation to the Home came from W. W. Corcoran, the founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In the past, additional funding came from the guests themselves in the form of laundry and mending jobs. Now, the Home relies upon the generosity of the neighboring community and friends, many of whom volunteer needed services, or make financial donations to the Home and provide gifts to our Guests. Learn how you can help the Home »

We are currently accepting applications
for new Guests

The Aged Woman’s Home of Georgetown is currently accepting applications. Applicants must be women over the age of 62 with limited means. All Guests must be able to maintain activities of daily living without the need for assistance. Inquire by calling or completing our contact form.

Recent News

More Renovations and Old Chestnut Wood

In anticipation of the Home's 150th Birthday Celebration on October 20, 2019, we have undertaken an extensive renovation: restoring the original 1756 flounder roof (the only one left in Georgetown); refurbishing and remodeling the common areas and Guest rooms;...

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Celebrating the Holiday Season and Annual Giving Drive

As we approach the winter holidays, the Home is bustling.  We have holiday events scheduled at the Home—our annual tree trimming and decorating party with the Town and Country Garden Club.  There will be changes among our Guests as well—two Guests who have been at the...

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150-year Birthday Celebration

Here at The Aged Woman's Home of Georgetown, we all keep turning age 39, over and over again each year. Recently, we celebrated two October Birthdays. The birthday Guests chose pumpkin cheesecake over birthday cake. A wonderful celebration was had by all. We are...

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