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Tudor Place

1644 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2924
+1 202-965-0400
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Who knew? A hidden gem that deserves more limelight

The best thing about Tudor Place is the knowledgeable docents. We were surprised, after living 15... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nutrinut
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Geneva, Switzerland
Pleasant estate and grounds

Knowledgeable docents tour you around while you learn of the Peters family, descendants of Martha... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy D
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Los Angeles, California
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Join us in February for Dollar Days! Tours just $1 all month. America’s story lives here. Built in 1816 by a granddaughter of Martha Washington, this National Historic Landmark was home to six generations of one family from the agricultural to the digital age. Their collections, household goods, landscaped garden and 200 years of stories shed light on American arts, labor, politics, and technology. Enjoy guided tours of the William Thornton-designed mansion and self-guided tours of the 5½-acre garden, including the 1919 Pierce Arrow motor car and the District’s oldest exhibited smoke house. LAST HOUSE TOUR, 3 pm daily. Garden closes 4 pm. CLOSED JANUARY, all Mondays, select holidays.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1644 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2924
Georgetown
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+1 202-965-0400
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"george and martha"
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"dumbarton oaks"
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"house tour"
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"tour guide"
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"washington family"
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"arlington house"
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"original furnishings"
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"mount vernon"
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"federal style"
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"tour takes about an hour"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"visiting georgetown"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best thing about Tudor Place is the knowledgeable docents. We were surprised, after living 15 years in DC that we hadn't discovered this place before. After touring the Place, I went on to take a class in wreath making at Christmas time - Also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable docents tour you around while you learn of the Peters family, descendants of Martha Washington. Compared to other more glitzy estates, this one seems basic. The stories heard were more interesting than what I visualized there. I am glad I went there but may...More

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We happened upon Tudor Place when exploring another North American Reciprocal Museum and joined as a member to support a local location. Our membership allows us to visit hundreds of museums throughout the county for free or discount. We have used that benefit on a...More

Thank Christina W
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Our guide was very good in giving the history of the home and family as we walked through the tour. The home is decorated with some beautiful, historic artifacts, but the home itself is fairly simple and humble. The location is lovely and being so...More

2  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

fabulous intact historic home with pricess artifacts dating from Martha Washington. As good as anything you'd see in Europe. Not to be missed for anyone interested in history. The tour guide was a gold mine of information. Tour was a packed 1 hour. Be sure...More

Thank Connie-7
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Our brownies troop visited Tudor Place last week for their Art and Architecture tour. We worked with Laura Brandt, who not only was responsive and very helpful during the planning, but was an amazing tour guide! The house is lovely, with an amazing history. It...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We admit it, we're somewhat fanatical about federal style houses. Tudor Place is a beautiful example, but more than that, it was the home for a prominent Washington family for six generations from the early days of the republic up into the 1980s. The original...More

1  Thank interceptpubs
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Attended the Candlelight Tour without knowing anything about this historic landmark. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided a great introduction so we will back to see more of the building and the property. Only thing that made me give 4 and not 5 stars...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

So you have seen all the major sights in DC and are searching for something else. Or, perhaps you only have an hour or so and are looking for something to see. This is your place. It is an amazing house in the middle of...More

2  Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

This was a hidden and unexpected gem while visiting Georgetown. Not far from the Dumbarton Oaks, this is a fantastic house with great tour guides. There is a small admission to get in, but you get a very informative tour and many artifacts are here...More

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Taoseno
February 16, 2018|
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Ben K
September 30, 2017|
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Response from MAI3104 | Reviewed this property |
I was there at an outside event so I didn't go inside. But photos are allowed.
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Sherry H
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Mandy K | Property representative |
Thank you for your questions. There is a 12 p.m. tour. Our tours are on the hour Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. through 3 p.m. Free two hour street parking is available. If you need to... More
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