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Address: 1644 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2924
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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Lovely Historic Home

This is a lovely home that housed 6 generations of Martha Washington's family, and parts of it look like they just left. This is a multi-generational home with layers of history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely home that housed 6 generations of Martha Washington's family, and parts of it look like they just left. This is a multi-generational home with layers of history and historic furnishings -- everywhere you look is something wonderful! It's about a 15 minute walk from the DuPont Circle Metro, but it's an easy walk down Q street.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't tour the house--only the grounds--but they were interesting. The gardens are not as large or as elaborate as the nearby Dumbarton Oaks, but they're still enjoyable.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't impressed with the state of the gardens. I expected the, to be immaculate and manicured. They were either overgrown or spotty. I did not tour the house because of time restraints. But with limited time in DC this wouldn't have made the cut.

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

We take pride in the work that we do to preserve and interpret the historic gardens at Tudor Place. The garden was maintained by the Peter family over six generations and evolved during that time. The family preferred a more naturalistic style in the garden over the more formal style that you might see at a place like Longwood Gardens.... More 

Dana Point
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting this place after exhausting my list of MUST SEE while in DC. I wish I had visited sooner! It is very well preserved and chock full of original George and Martha Washington artifacts. The docent, Rikki, was one of the best I have toured with. She was incredibly thorough and presented the great breadth... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments about our historic museum and gardens. We agree wholeheartedly that Rikki is a wonderful docent who vividly brings to life the history of the Peter family and the legacy of Tudor Place. Combining your visit and seeing other sites in Georgetown is an excellent suggestion. Please visit us again if you have a chance. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

This home remained in one family until 1983. More of George and Martha Washington's original furnishings (china, for example) than at Mt Vernon due to family connections of the original owners, and authentic throughout. Only the kitchen was restored to turn of the 20th century. Make sure you arrive early enough for a tour of the home! Very knowledgeable docent... 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 very fortunate to have one of the largest collections of George and Martha Washington objects outside of Mount Vernon. We are very appreciative of our docents and their exceptional dedication to sharing the history of the house and the family that lived here for six generations. If you have... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Unfortunately, we were just late to visit the house but we enjoyed the gardens very much. This is one of several gardens in Georgetown, and it was a fine one.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

There is entry to both the gardens ($3) and the house and exhibition (£10 for a guided tour). It was a very hot day and we just relaxed in the gardens which are cool and very attractive. There was a good history pamphlet on the house, the gardens and the families.

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

Thank you for visiting Tudor Place. We are glad you could take advantage of the many serene shady areas in our historic gardens to relax on a hot summer day! The history of the Peter family, of whom six generations lived at Tudor Place, is a fascinating story that mirrors the history of the United States in its early years.... More 

Saint Michael, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I try to visit as many historic homes as I can during my travels. This one was one of the best in terms of seeing a home that is very authentic. Now, that needs some explanation: the home remained in the Peter family from 1816 to 1983. As descendants of Martha Custis Washington, they were acutely aware that their home... 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. As you mentioned, the historic house is interpreted to reflect multiple periods of the six generations of the Peter family who called Tudor Place home. In the future, additional rooms will be added to the tour, including a room that served as a radio room for the last owner during WWI.... More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This house was such a treat in such a beautiful setting, both the home and the gardens are steeped in history and the tour guide provided all the information and more that you could want.

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

Thank you for visiting our historic mansion and gardens. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are very fortunate to have docents who are both knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the history of six generations of the Peter family who called Tudor Place home. If you have a chance, come back during the holidays when the mansion is... More 

Abington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Our second tour of Tudor Place. Much better tour, more rooms open for view and discussion. Informative guide. Beautiful grounds and gardens with a tree that was planted in 1805.

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

Thank you for returning to Tudor Place for a second visit. In the last few years the guided tour of the historic mansion has expanded to include a kitchen wing that was added by the second owner in 1876. Eventually we plan to include additional rooms on the tour, including servants’ quarters and an early 20th century radio room used... More 

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