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Tudor Place

Address: 1644 31st Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
Phone Number: +1 202-965-0400
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Ranked #120 of 461 things to do in Washington DC
Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Completed in 1816, lived in by six generations of a single family, and opened to the public in...
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Completed in 1816, lived in by six generations of a single family, and opened to the public in 1988, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden preserves, interprets, and shares with the public and scholars the rich resources of its architecture, history, collections, and archive.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The architecture alone is worth the tour, but the way the caretakers (foundation) has maintained the integrity of the home and how it was used by its occupants provides an historical glimpse into what domestic life was like. Our tour guides were well versed on private stories, as well as details about the collections. We toured with a large group,... More 

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France
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I visited this beautiful Georgetown home in early February. A short couple of blocks from busy Wisconsin Avenue, this house museum and its gardens occupy a large lot and hold the belongings and memories of the family who lived there from the time it was built until the 1980's. This is a home which retains its history... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What I loved about this house was that it is an intact collection of original furniture, art, and objet d'arts. The house feels like it is still lived in, and the collections are displayed as if they are being used by the occupants. The master bedroom still has a closet full of designer gowns and shoes - really charming and... More 

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Mandy K, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We share your enthusiasm (obviously!) for finding a rare intact collection with no reproductions or items "similar to" the owners' original pieces. When you return on a warmer day to enjoy the landscape, catch the "Silhouettes to Selfies" installation running April-August (2015), including some surprise "portrait" opportunities in the garden. See you then! More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We did this tour after having seen Arlington House at Arlington Cemetery so it was good to connect these pieces of history. The house itself was in the same family for six generations from the early 1800s and the contents are pretty much all genuine to the house. We weren't quite sure what to expect, so the tour (which is... More 

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Mandy K, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the tour. We love when people make the connection between Tudor Place and Arlington House. Thanks for visiting! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was lucky enough to be the only person for the 11am tour and so got a personalized tour of Tudor Place. The house is well maintained and filled with interesting pieces, many of which are from Martha Washington's estate sale. My tour guide was *extremely* knowledgeable and gave me lots of interesting family history including that the house was... More 

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Mandy K, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the visit. Interesting observation with the series of house museums. With so many historic homes to see in the area that is a great way or organize your visits. If you are interested in George Washington and presidents don’t miss our February and March installation on the Presidency and Tudor Place. More 

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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Post had highlighted a special Farm to Table tour through the Tudor House --- we immediately signed up. The first hour was on the grounds. A beautiful and hidden gem in Georgetown. However the tour guide was horrible (both in knowledge and delivery) and didn't really know anything on the topic other than highlighting he smokehouse which is brand... More 

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Mandy K, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Urbanfarmgrl, thank you so much for joining our inaugural Eating Local monthly house-garden tour. We are thrilled that the topic appealed to you and sorry it didn't meet all your expectations. The special combo tour repeats once each in October and November, so we are glad to have the feedback. The exciting part of working in a historic house is... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tudor Place was a happy surprise. The house and especially the gardens were lovely. Most plants had identification which made it a great garden to stroll through and photograph.

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Mandy K, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

And we are grateful to YOU for coming and also taking the time to write this lovely and informative review. We are so gratified that you appreciated the unique atmosphere of "lived-in" history that abounds here, and also delighted that you came upon some special finds in the gift shop -- we are always striving for a mix of classic... More 

York, PA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We wondered why we had never toured this home despite going to Georgetown in the 1960s and our daughter again in the 2000s. The answer is that it was a private family-owned residence through the 1980s. In doing so, the estate is in pretty good condition and showcases how life was from the time of Martha Washington's Grand-daughter through the... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

If you're a history buff, you'll want to see it. Arlington and a Tudor Place are like plantation home tours.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful home and gardens. The tour was very interesting and brought insight to GW history. I could visualize the white house burning and the lengths the family went to keep history alive.

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