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Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
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Business Name: Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Business Genre: Historical, Northeast
Step into history at Tudor Place, a National Historic Landmark. America’s Story Lives Here.  Tudor Place welcomes groups of all sizes with expertly guided house tours and optional teas, garden tours, special-topic talks and more. Home to George Washington’s descendants and 200 Mount Vernon objects, this grand family home witnessed two centuries of events in the nation’s capital from a perch atop historic Georgetown. “Unlike a museum, this is actually a living document,” said one visitor on TripAdvisor. Designed by early American architect William Thornton, the house boasts an artifact and decorative arts collection spanning two centuries, including the largest Washington collection on view outside Mount Vernon. Its 5 ½ acres of historically landscaped gardens delight and inform all year.
Tudor Place was completed in 1816 by Martha Custis Peter, Martha Washington’s granddaughter, and her husband Thomas Peter, son of Georgetown’s first mayor. From 1805 to 1983, the family acquired furnishings, art and decorative arts, mixing old and new, inherited and collected, in a home that became a museum in 1988. The Peters were proud of their Custis-Washington ancestry, and among the museum’s more than 10,000 objects are some 200 pieces from George and Martha Washington, such as the rare Revolutionary War camp stool and tea set seen on every tour. The Peters’ passion for documentation – of everything from personal and historical events to changes in the garden to the lives of servants, enslaved workers and friends – informs every brick and object.
By advance reservation, Tudor Place can accommodate bus groups of up to 45 people for house or garden tours lasting 45-60 minutes, with optional tea or picnic lunch added. All guided house tours include self-guided garden tours (printed map and smartphone garden tour available).  Buses can unload at the curb beside the historic entry gate, where Visitor Services staff will meet guests and escort them to the historic house. House tours, in groups of 15 or fewer, cover two levels of reception rooms, service areas, like the 1914 kitchen, and bedrooms. In accordance with D.C. law, free on-street bus parking is available in several downtown locations within ten minutes of the site.
Bringing people closer to their own stories and the American story…find out why Tudor Place, though one of D.C.’s smallest sites, ranks as one of Washington’s 100 most popular destinations on TripAdvisor. Visit tudorplace.org for additional information. For tour information and bookings call (202) 580-7331 or email events@tudorplace.org.
Business Website Address: http://www.tudorplace.org
Business Phone Number: (202) 965-0400
Business Fax: (202) 956-0164

http://www.tudorplace.org
(202) 965-0400
(202) 956-0164
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