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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
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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
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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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Unexpected Beauty

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... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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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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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a lovely home that housed 6 generations of Martha Washington's family, and parts of it look like they just left. This is a multi-generational home with layers of history and historic furnishings -- everywhere you look is something wonderful! It's about a 15 minute walk from the DuPont Circle Metro, but it's an easy walk down Q street.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Tudor Place and for your helpful comments. We are extremely fortunate to have so many original artifacts belonging to the six generations of the Peter family. We are happy to be part of the Georgetown neighborhood character. The variety of flora and fauna in the gardens make them a treat to visit any time of the... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We didn't tour the house--only the grounds--but they were interesting. The gardens are not as large or as elaborate as the nearby Dumbarton Oaks, but they're still enjoyable.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I wasn't impressed with the state of the gardens. I expected the, to be immaculate and manicured. They were either overgrown or spotty. I did not tour the house because of time restraints. But with limited time in DC this wouldn't have made the cut.

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

We take pride in the work that we do to preserve and interpret the historic gardens at Tudor Place. The garden was maintained by the Peter family over six generations and evolved during that time. The family preferred a more naturalistic style in the garden over the more formal style that you might see at a place like Longwood Gardens.... More 

Dana Point
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting this place after exhausting my list of MUST SEE while in DC. I wish I had visited sooner! It is very well preserved and chock full of original George and Martha Washington artifacts. The docent, Rikki, was one of the best I have toured with. She was incredibly thorough and presented the great breadth... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments about our historic museum and gardens. We agree wholeheartedly that Rikki is a wonderful docent who vividly brings to life the history of the Peter family and the legacy of Tudor Place. Combining your visit and seeing other sites in Georgetown is an excellent suggestion. Please visit us again if you have a chance. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This home remained in one family until 1983. More of George and Martha Washington's original furnishings (china, for example) than at Mt Vernon due to family connections of the original owners, and authentic throughout. Only the kitchen was restored to turn of the 20th century. Make sure you arrive early enough for a tour of the home! Very knowledgeable docent... More 

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

Thank you for your generous comments about Tudor Place. We are very fortunate to have one of the largest collections of George and Martha Washington objects outside of Mount Vernon. We are very appreciative of our docents and their exceptional dedication to sharing the history of the house and the family that lived here for six generations. If you have... More 

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