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Tudor Place

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Address: 1644 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2924
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+1 202-965-0400
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

America’s story lives here. Built in 1816 by a granddaughter of Martha...

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.

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Hidden Treasure!

There are plenty of historic homes in DC, its easy to overlook or miss this one but you shouldn't! During February they had special for $1 tours - how could we not? Located near... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of historic homes in DC, its easy to overlook or miss this one but you shouldn't! During February they had special for $1 tours - how could we not? Located near Dumbarton Oaks, this home holds the stories of numerous famous American families. The tour takes you through the house, sharing a story or two in each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very personal tour, very interesting to see American "Royalty" lives across several generations. delighted we stumbled across this as we wandered around Georgetown. All kudos to Hillary our guide.

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Tudor P, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to make every visit to Tudor Place unique; it is good to know that it is appreciated! More 

Greene County, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I love American History, so when my family suggested that we take in this place, I was very interested. When we arrived, we were impressed by the gardens and the mansion. But, it's the connection of this place to George & Martha Washington that really hooked me. The mansion tour was very impressive and the guides were full of information... More 

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Tudor P, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Do you write for professional guidebooks?! Wow. We're floored by the specificity and care of your review and also gratified that you appreciate aspects in which we take great pride: well informed docents, Washington collection/connections, the development of our capital city, and the historical authenticity of a household here through almost the entire span of our national history in the... More 

New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We arrived just in time for the last tour of the day and the staff was super helpful letting both of us go even though there was only one space left. We have visited quite a few historic homes and what stood out at the Tudor Place was how much of the original furnishings and historic artifacts were still on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a great trip if you have a few hours in Georgetown. We had a very interesting guide although our tour was completely full and it was a bit packed together at times. The house is beautifully preserved and was the property of Martha Washington - George's Grand daughter so there is lots of history to listen to, read... More 

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Tudor P, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and the very kind feedback! We love that six generations of the Peter family lived at Tudor Place from 1805 to 1983- starting with Martha Washington's granddaughter, Martha Parke Custis Peter- which gives us a unique perspective into Georgetown, DC, and American history. Between all the Peter family objects and the Washington collection we have a... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Discovered this place as a replacement tour stop. What a great, historical place! The curator changes out displays seasonally, but all are original artifacts to the home. The gardens are lovely, the home is outstanding. This is an original home to the Georgetown area that was lived in through at least the 1980's (?). The tour guide/intern was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our daughter took us to this place . She read about it some where. She lives near DC and is always exploring. I was expecting just another museum but this was different. So much history. It somehow shows 4 generations of the same family who owned the place. These were related to Geoge Washington. Fascinating.

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Tudor P, Front Office Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Tudor Place stands apart from other historic house museums in the wide range of history associated with the house and grounds. As you mentioned, six generations of the Peter family called Tudor Place home for nearly 200 years with only four owners. The history of this neoclassical estate mirrors the history of the United States in its early years through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My partner and I were very impressed by Tudor Place. We arrived too early for a scheduled tour, but the docent took us through anyway. She was very knowledgeable and made the history of the house quite intimate. It is great visiting a home like this where all the furnishings and décor are still intact.

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Tudor P, Front Office Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Tudor Place. We are fortunate to have exceptional docents who are eager to share the history of this unique museum. We take pride in our diverse arrangement of original furnishings and artifacts belonging to all six generations of the Peter family. Please visit us again during the holidays for festive decorations and delightful events. More 

Ocean Shores, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We came by chance to Tudor Place. It's reasonable price ($10)helped us decide to visit. As Australians, with limited knowledge of the area's history, we found this intimate look into the house informative and interesting. Our guide, whose name I can't remember was excellent. She was knowledgeable, interesting and welcoming. A nice way to spend an hour or so if... More 

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Tudor P, Front Office Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

We are delighted that you discovered Tudor Place during your visit to Washington. We appreciate getting feedback from our visitors. We welcome visitors from all over the world and it is a pleasure to share a piece of American history. Please visit us again if you make a return trip to the United States, we are always putting out new... More 

Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Informative and impressive home of George and Martha Washington descendants. Many original articles of the Washingtons, like a punch bowl used by the family on many occasions and a stool he built. Even if you just like seeing historical homes and gardens, this is a great choice. It is a little removed from the metro area, and is located in... More 

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