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Address: 1644 31st Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: +1 202-965-0400
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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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A Special Spot in DC - Well Worth a Visit

we had a great time at the Tudor House. our tour guide was wonderful, really exceptional at her job. highly recommend a visit to this gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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349 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

we had a great time at the Tudor House. our tour guide was wonderful, really exceptional at her job. highly recommend a visit to this gem.

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

Thank you for your gracious comments about Tudor Place. We are delighted that you enjoyed your guided tour. Our docents each offer an informative and engaging window into the history of the estate and the family that lived here for six generations. Thank you for visiting during our festive holiday season—we hope you will have a chance to visit again... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Spent an afternoon here with my Mother & Godmother first at the Holiday Tea and then touring the house. While it isn't the season to tour the gardens, I can imagine how beautiful they would be in the spring and summer! The tea was a nice start to our afternoon, and they brought many refills along with some lovely finger... More 

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

Thank you for attending our Sparkling Holiday Tea! We are so glad you enjoyed the historic house, gardens, and tea. We always appreciate feedback on our programming, and will incorporate your comments into our plans for the spring. We hope to see you again when the garden is in full bloom! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Tudor Place, on a surprisingly large bit of acreage in the heart of Georgetown, was given to the city as recently as the 1970-80's and so still has the "lived in" feel of a family home. Unlike any museum of it's kind I've experienced, it is very much worth the time to go through the house with one of the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments about Tudor Place. All of the six generations who lived at Tudor Place valued historic preservation, and their careful attention to the house and its contents allows us to showcase the rich history and beauty of original artifacts belonging to the family. As you noted, our docents do a wonderful job of bringing that... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Tudor Place was a wonderful place to spend an afternoon exploring the gardens and house. It's a great alternative to being in the museums on a beautiful DC day.

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

Thank you for your visit to Tudor Place and your positive comments about the museum and garden. We appreciate your attention to the many attractions of the historic landscape. The beauty of the garden reflects the cultivation and dedication of six generations of a single family. Please visit us again for festive holiday offerings in the historic mansion, or come... More 

Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The tour was really interesting as the tour guide gave a lot of details and brought the place to life. The house is located in beautiful Georgetown, has a lovely garden and we get to see a lot of rooms and magnificent furniture. The history of the owners spans amore than a hundred and fifty years of American history and... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We toured this mansion and grounds during Museum Day 2015. Our guide was Elizabeth Taylor :) She was fantastic. She knew so much information, yet presented it in an engaging manner that flowed nicely. The house itself was nice, a little piece of history, but honestly, the history and stories that were shared were the highlight. The gardens and grounds... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Tudor Place is located in the popular, beautiful area of Georgetown, a must-see spot when in the capital. It offers lovely gardens and outdoor spaces, as well as the possibility to tour the elegant house. A nice place to take in another side of the city.

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Mandy K, Front Office Manager at Tudor Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about the gardens and grounds at Tudor Place. We also enjoy spending as much time as we can in our historic retreat in Georgetown. We are thrilled to have made some new friends via our participation in the exciting Museum Day Live event. Please come back and visit us during the holidays to experience... More 

Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Tudor Place is one of the best kept secrets of Washington DC! It is a historic house and gardens which was built by the granddaughter of Martha Washington and held by the six generations of the same family spanning 178 years. During the tour, you get a real sense of what life was and you get to see very unique... 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 delighted that you were able to experience Museum Day Live with us. We agree with you wholeheartedly that docent Elizabeth Taylor is a gem. As it happens, she led the first public tour at Tudor Place when it opened as a museum in 1988! The depth of knowledge and... More 

Arundel, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were guided around the house by Chelsea - she was very informative and it was hard to believe that this was her first tour.. Visiting Tudor Place is like going back in time and walking into somene's house who has just gone out. The garden was lovely to walk around and relax in the shade after a busy morning... More 

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

Thank you for your comments about Tudor Place. We agree that Chelsea is a natural tour guide who is able to share the rich and varied history of Tudor Place. We are grateful for your compliments about the garden as well—we owe a debt of gratitude to the last owner of Tudor Place for ensuring that the historic garden and... More 

Warren, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place is amazing if you love historic homes! It has been owned by a single family for 6 generations. Because of that, there is a collection of the most unique artifacts in pristine condition. And, because the first owner was a granddaughter of Martha Washington, there are over 200 objects that belonged to Martha and George. The tour was... More 

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

We couldn't have put this better ourselves -- and we (staff and docents) also love browsing the gift shop. Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments. More 

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