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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 #108 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
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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York, PA
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Freehold, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our Docent Judy provided a wonderfully detailed explaination of the homes architectual features and the facinating history of the house. We could have taken her whole afternoon asking questions. The Home and Garden are a perfect mid point to tour while you're walking the streets of Georgetown enjoying the architecture. Both are notably quiet and abscent of hoardes of tourists.

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North of London
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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Tudor Place is a late 18th century mansion in Georgetown Washington, D.C. It was at one time the home to Thomas Peter and his wife Martha Parke Custis a step-granddaughter of George Washington. We took a tour round the house which lasted about 70 minutes and saw some original period furniture and Washington artefacts but generally speaking it was just... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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215 reviews 215 reviews
82 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The house tour is very interesting and the garden is a pretty town garden. The house is furnished with many of George Washington's belongings. A Pierce Arrow (1919 I believe) is in the garage.

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