Programs

Halcyon House now serves as a launch pad and creative space for 21st century problem-solvers. Through resident fellowships and innovative programming, Halcyon House seeks to accelerate the impact of next-generation leaders and foster initiatives that benefit, serve, and inspire others.

History & Rehabilitation

Built by Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the U.S. Navy, and named after the fabled Halcyon, the Halcyon House has been at the center of Georgetown life since 1787. The house has undergone a succession of owners and architectural changes. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house serves as a headquarters for the S&R Foundation. The Foundation is committed to preserving Halcyon House's historic integrity and classic beauty.

Events at Halcyon House

Halcyon House will serve as a physical base that connects local participants, online audiences, and others located at creative hubs across the world. In addition to multiple large-scale convenings and interdisciplinary workshops, the S&R Foundation will host its Illuminate speaker series and Foundation events at Halcyon.

Welcome to the Historic Elegance that is Halcyon


Overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, DC, S&R Foundation’s Halcyon House is a one-of-a-kind historic property that currently serves as an incubator of ideas and accelerator of social impact ventures based in Washington, DC. Originally built by the first Secretary of the U.S. Navy in 1787 and named after the fabled Halcyon, a bird that had the power of calming the winds, the house now serves as a launch pad and creative space for 21st century problem-solvers.