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Address: 1644 31st Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: +1 202-965-0400
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Completed in 1816, lived in by six generations of a single family, and...
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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The house itself is nothing to brag about. it is obvious that not much has been spent on restoration. In some cases, it is a hodge podge of new and old but this is expected as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Manakin Sabot, Virginia

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The house itself is nothing to brag about. it is obvious that not much has been spent on restoration. In some cases, it is a hodge podge of new and old but this is expected as it highlights those who have lived in the house. The Washington pieces are fantastic. The highlight was the tour guide. She was very engaging... More 

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Washington, DC
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I've lived in Washington, DC, for seven years, and this was my first visit to Tudor Place. It's a hidden gem in the Georgetown neighborhood, and ideal place to visit for any history buff. The home built in the early 19th century for the granddaughter of George Washington, it stayed in the family - and was occupied - until the... More 

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

So glad you visited and were able to appreciate the site's intimacy and authenticity. Now that you've found us, we hope you'll return often and get to know us better through special tours, talks, and programs on our Calendar of Events. Thanks for commenting! More 

Jackson, Miss.
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150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Tudor Place is a wonderful gem in Georgetown! This attraction is the home of Martha Washington's granddaughter. I learned all kinds of cool things about George and Martha Washington and their descendants during this visit! The house, which is stately without being ostentatious, sits on about six acres. There are beautiful landscaped gardens all around it, featuring a small tea... More 

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

"... lounged around a bit, taking in the air, we proceeded to the house for our tour" --- love that! Thank you for this excellent description of your visit. We're delighted you came and got to know our nation's history better through this branch of the Custis-Washington clan and their (fascinating) collections. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,619 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lovely! This house museum has been incredibly well preserved, and it was well worth the trip to get there. The gardens and grounds are well-kept as well, and I would definitely recommend a visit!

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

We delight in hosting visitors from all over the world, but it's a special pleasure when we hear from locals like you who have found us and enjoyed a visit. We hope you’ll come back to see the house and landscape in other seasons and during some of the varied and entertaining programs on our calendar. Happy historic touring! More 

Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited here with my Mom for a Sunday noon tour. We were part of a small tour group (4 tourists total) led by a very knowledgable lady through many different fully furnished rooms in the home. Our tour lady shared a wealth of fascinating information about so many various details in the house. The house feels like it is lived... More 

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

Thank you for this thorough write-up! And you are not alone in appreciating how it feels as though "the owners have just stepped out" of the furnished rooms: Would you believe we hear that all the time? So glad you and your mother could visit. Do come back to enjoy the gardens now that spring is trickling back. (Garden-only visits... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

Oh, we hope you do come back soon for the gardens, IrishLady, and as you say, for more time in the historic house. Thank you for letting us know what you liked! And your feedback on the tour is helpful, too. Our docents try to listen closely to participants' interests and tailor their tours accordingly (architecture, history, arts, family stories... More 

France
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Mandy K, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

We are glad you had the time to get the full measure of your visit and thrilled to know you how much you enjoyed it! Thank you for coming and also for posting this thoughtful reflection. (Who is wearing the scarf now?!?) More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Address: 1644 31st Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: +1 202-965-0400
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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