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“Historic treasure in heart of busy city”
Review of Tudor Place

Tudor Place
Ranked #91 of 431 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Historic treasure in heart of busy city”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

I live in Washington, DC and never knew this place existed until it was featured on Living Social. It was $8 for two tickets for the house tour. Even if it was $8 each, it still would have been worth it. Removed from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown, this place is a quiet gem that makes you feel like you aren't in a city at all. The tour was great and I would definitely recommend it for someone who has seen all the major attractions in DC.

Visited April 2012
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south jersey
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“Great place to visit in nice area !”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Tudor Place is a very nice mansion to visit if you are in the Washington DC area. The home is located in the Georgetown area of DC. The guides are very nice and informitive. Parking can be difficult though in this area. There are no parking garages so you need to use street parking near the mansion. Very nice area and close to Woodrow Wilsons home a few blocks away.

Visited December 2011
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“A Nice Way to Spend An Afternoon”
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.

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“Skip it for families”
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.

Visited November 2011
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“Lovely gardens, historic home with George Washington connection”
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.

Visited September 2011
3 Thank Pnemiller
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