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“A Nice Way to Spend An Afternoon”
Review of Tudor Place

Tudor Place
Ranked #83 of 460 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: CLOSED JANUARY. Join us in February for Dollar Days: $1 tours all month. America’s story lives here. Built in 1816 by a granddaughter of Martha Washington, this National Historic Landmark was home to six generations of one family from the agricultural to the digital age. Their collections, household goods, landscaped garden and 200 years of stories shed light on American arts, labor, politics, and technology. Enjoy guided tours of the William Thornton-designed mansion and self-guided tours of the 5½-acre garden, including the 1919 Pierce Arrow motor car and the District’s oldest exhibited smoke house. LAST HOUSE TOUR, 3 pm daily. Garden closes 4 pm. CLOSED January + all Mondays.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 19, 2012

I've been walking past Tudor Place for years and finally decided to go in for the tour. As area attractions go, there wasn't a whole lot here, but it was certainly a nice house in a nice area. Our guide was very well-informed.

Thank ace4444
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Guided tour of a home used by colonial families, there are better house tours in DC. Tea party not appropriate for children.

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Reviewed September 20, 2011

This early 1800s mansion was built by Martha Washington's granddaughter in the northern part of Georgetown. It has been in the family for 200 years. The gardens are lovely covering a few acres, with a boxwood circle by the front entrance. The house is very stately, sitting on a high bluff--the view of Georgetown from 200 years ago is obscured by trees and other vegetation. The south end or back of the house is very lovely with a great circular portico in the center. The house is privately owned and you can see it only on a guided tour. The tour covers much of the family lineage and history, almost too much--it became confusing with the names and pictures. Of interest to us was the furniture and items owned and used by George and Martha Washington at Mt. Vernon. There is a chest of drawers over 6 feet used by the president, as well as a foot stool and some chairs. Tours are hourly and are $8, $6 for seniors. This is a very good place for those interested in American history.

3  Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

The most striking thing about Tudor Place was the sheer size of the property with its yard and gardens, located in what appears to be one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country. I think we actually enjoyed walking around the surrounding area, seeing all the other homes, even more than the guided tour of Tudor Place itself. Anyway, parking was free and easy, and the streets were extremely quiet (this was during the day on a Monday or Tuesday). Price of admission was a good value, as the tour was thorough and the guide knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history of DC and Georgetown from the tour. I recommend this as a good starting point for a visit to the neighborhood.

2  Thank cow1213
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

A word of advice prior to paying for anything at Tudor Place other than a basic house or garden tour is to check to see where the event will be held. My husband and I attended the June Garden to Table workshop. The Tudor Place website simply states “After the morning workshop at Tudor Place, participants will use ingredients talked about in the morning session to cook their own lunch with lifelong “foodie” and owner of Just Simply…Cuisine, Chris Coppola Leibner.” I failed to understand from this description that I would have to walk two miles (all uphill) in the sweltering Washington heat to the kitchen of Just Simply…Cuisine. They should include this as a part of the workshop description, but they don’t. When I complained their response was simply to say that they were sorry that I was disappointed and they appreciated my feedback.

2  Thank PamK0055
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