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Tudor Place

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Tudor Place Review

Stop at Q Street between 31st and 32nd streets; look through the trees to the north, to the top of a sloping lawn, and you can see the neoclassical Tudor Place, designed by Capitol architect Dr. William Thornton and completed in 1816. On the house tour you can see the largest collection of George and Martha Washington items on public display outside Mt. Vernon, Francis Scott Key's law partner's desk, and spurs belonging to soldiers who were executed as spies in the Civil War. You can only visit the house by guided tour (given hourly; last tour at 3), but before and afterward you can wander freely, with map or smartphone audiotour through the formal garden, full of roses and boxwoods, many planted in the early 19th century. Looking for a special group activity? Make reservations for Tudor Place History Teas, which include a guided tour of the house, free time in the garden, and full tea service with pastries, sandwiches, fruit, dessert, and tea. Or, request Box Lunches for a picnic in the garden.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1644 31st St. NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC, 20007 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/965–0400
  • Cost: $10; garden only, $3
  • Hours: Feb.–Dec., Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4
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  • Subway: Dupont Circle
  • Location: Georgetown
Updated: 05-23-2014

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