Tours and Directions
In the event of extreme weather, please call before visiting: (202) 965-0400, ext. 116.
I swear, one could hear skirts rustling on the stairs!
Tudor Place visitor from
Ocean City, Maryland
Fran was a wonderful tour guide, full of information and enthusiasm. Everyone on the tour was enthralled by what she had to share.
Amy K. Shaw, Community Relations Manager, Koshland Science Museum, Washington, DC
Best house tour I've ever been on!
Tudor Place visitor,
Regular Guided Tours
(For information on Special Tours, click here.)
Admission is by docent-led tour. Tours are recommended for ages 5 and older; others advised to call in advance.
• Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10 & 11 am, 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm
• Sundays: 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm
• For regular entry of 10 or fewer, no reservations required; coupon holders, please call (202) 965-0400 to reserve.
• House tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Tudor Place is closed Mondays and:• ONE-DAY CLOSURE: Sun., October 13, 2013.
• during the month of January
• Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day
• Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Days
A model of Federal-period architecture in the nation’s capital and a center of early Washington society, Tudor Place was home from 1805 to 1983 to six generations of Martha Washington's descendants. Their stories and those of the servants and enslaved workers who served them animate the site, with collections including more than 15,000 decorative arts items, archival, historic and archaeological artifacts, and a Washington Collection larger than any outside Mount Vernon. On 5½ lushly landscaped acres in Georgetown, this urban estate hosted illustrious figures including the Marquis de Lafayette, General Robert E. Lee, President Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, as well as generations of artists, writers, soldiers, politicians and others.
TOUR ADMISSION IS FREE to Tudor Place members.
All visitors must register on arrival in the Visitor Center. Proceeds from admissions, special programs, shop sales, event rentals, and your tax-deductible contributions combine to support education, research, and preservation of the National Historic Landmark.
• Adults: $10.00
• Seniors (62+) & Military (with ID): $8.00
• Students ages 5-17 (student ID may be requested): $3.00*
• Garden only (with self-guided map/audio tour): $3.00
*House tour recommended for ages 5 and older. Families with younger children are advised to call in advance: (202) 965-0400 ext. 116.
Self-guided Garden Tour, Tree Tour,
and Smart-Phone Audio Tour
The garden is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Admission for self-guided garden tours is $3.00 per person and free for those under 6. All visitors must register on arrival at the Visitor Center.
Tudor Place welcomes groups for regular and special tours. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Admission is $10.00 per person, and box lunches can be ordered in advance.
Email Eliza Bird or call to reserve: 202.965.0400 x116.
Box lunch with tour, $28.00 per person, includes tour admission. (For information on self-catered picnics on tables in the garden, please visit our Rentals page.)
By advance arrangement, tour groups can pick up elegant packed lunches from a local patisserie to enjoy in the gardens. In case of rain or cold, the historic Dower House dining room is available.
Choose from the following, or request an assortment. (Lunches include chips, cookie and beverage.)
Ham and Swiss
Turkey and Havarti
Chicken Caesar Wrap
For groups of 15 or more, house and garden tours can be combined with a traditional Victorian tea in Tudor Place's historic rooms or garden. The program includes an engaging presentation on 19th-century tea customs, commerce and manners, along with the serving of a a variety of tea blends accompanying tea sandwiches, scones, and petite desserts.
Reservation required; minimum 15 guests. To hold your date, a nonrefundable $100 deposit will be taken at time of booking.
Email Alexis Miller or call to schedule: 202.965.0400 x108
The property is accessible to all visitors, but those requiring special assistance are encouraged to notify the staff
Email Eliza Bird or call for information: 202.965.0400 x116.
The Visitor Entrance to Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street NW, Washington, D.C., two blocks east of Wisconsin Avenue between Q and R Streets. (View nearby hotels.)
Tudor Place can be reached by subway and bus. The Georgetown area is also pleasant for urban biking, using Capital Bikeshare or other two-wheeled options. To reach us, follow the directions below, or click the logo at right for an interactive map of D.C. transit options.
Tudor Place is close to two Metrorail stops from which it can be reached by foot or Metrobus. The museum is a 20-minute walk from Dupont Circle (Red Line) and Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange Line) stations. Buses from those stations require about 10 minutes and include, from Dupont, the D1, D2 or D6 lines, and from Foggy Bottom, bus 31. See the Metrorail website for more information, or click here for detailed, printable transit directions.
Metro & Circulator Buses
Tudor Place is highly accessible via bus. Metrobus lines stopping within a quarter mile include the 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, D1, D2, D3 and D6 lines. See the Metrobus website for more information, or click here for detailed, printable transit directions.
DC Circulator buses run every 10 minutes and cost just $1 per one-way trip. The Georgetown-Union Station route stops – in both directions – at the nearby intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street. From there, walk southeast on Wisconsin Avenue; turn left on Q Street, and walk 2 blocks, turning left on 31st Street. You will see the Tudor Place main gate midway up the block on your left. See the Circulator website for more information, or click here for detailed, printable transit directions.
Cycling is an enjoyable, sustainable and efficient way to make your way around Washington. Those without bikes of their own can use the District’s bikesharing program, which makes bicycles available to anyone with a membership; membership is inexpensive and can last from 24 hours to a full year.
Once enrolled, users may take bikes from any of more than 155 stations in D.C. and Arlington, and return them to docking stations near their destinations. The docking station nearest Tudor Place is located at Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street. From there, walk on M Street toward central Georgetown, turning right on 31st Street. Tudor Place is several blocks up, between Q and R Streets, on the left.
Ample street parking is available with two-hour daytime limits. For longer visits, use nearby pay lots.
From Northern Maryland
Take I-270 South towards Washington.
I-270 South becomes Wisconsin Avenue, Rt. 355.
Stay on Wisconsin Avenue for 6-7 miles (15-20 minutes) and go past the National Cathedral. Make a left turn onto Q Street.
Go two blocks.
Make a left onto 31st Street. Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street, NW.
Look for the large gate and tour entrance on the left.
Driving from Philadelphia or Baltimore
Take I-95 South. As you approach the Washington Beltway (I-495) follow directions to I-495 towards Silver Spring or Rockville only.
Continue on I-495. After the Connecticut Avenue exit, stay in the right lane.
Exit I-495 at Wisconsin Avenue, Rt. 355. Follow the signs to Wisconsin Avenue South.
Continue on Wisconsin Avenue for 6-7 miles (15-20 minutes) and go past the National Cathedral. Make a left turn on Q Street.
Go two blocks.
Make a left turn on 31st Street. Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street, NW.
Look for the large gate and tour entrance on the left.
Driving from Northern Virginia
Cross Key Bridge (stay in the right lane).
Turn right onto M Street and continue through three traffic lights, crossing Wisconsin Avenue.
At the third light, turn left on 31st Street and continue for 6 blocks. Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street, NW. Look for the large gate and tour entrance on the left.