All special tours require advance reservations.
To book yours, contact
Visitor Services Director Jeralynn Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 965-0400, ext. 115.
For Tea & Tour bookings only: Alexis Miller, email@example.com, (202) 965-0400, ext. 110.
NEW VIEWS OF TUDOR PLACE AT THE STANDARD ADMISSION PRICE
Ideal for visitors who have taken the standard tour or with particular interests. Focus Tours last 45-60 minutes and are offered by reservation at the regular price of: $10/adults; $8/seniors + military; $3/ages 5-17 (student ID may be requested); younger children are free. House tour recommended for ages 5+. Families with younger children are advised to call in advance.
For reservations, call (202) 965-0400 ext. 116.
Out of Sight: Behind the Scenes in a Georgetown House — While covering the essentials of the standard house tour, this tour witnesses the experiences of enslaved and servant staff over two centuries through their stories, photos and archival documentation. The tour focuses on key rooms and artifacts central to the experience of labor at Tudor Place, and shows how the estate's workers and staff fulfilled their roles and interacted with the family in each section of the house.
The George and Martha Washington Collection — Learn a new side of our first president through his legacy at Tudor Place. This tour views George Washington's family life, influence, and tastes through his connection to the sixgenerations of Custis-Peters from 1805 to 1983. Founder Martha Custis Peter,Martha Washington's granddaughter, and her descendants inherited or acquired objects both valuable and domestic used by or tied to George and Martha Washington. The museum's collection holds more than 200 objects and archival materials with a Washington provenance, the largest such repository outside of Mount Vernon, their Virginia estate.
Women, Love and Property — Understand the lives, legal status, and milieu of women through a tour of Tudor Place. From the granddaughter of First Lady Martha Washington through four generations who presided over the estate, women fulfilled traditional roles and carved new ones here through marriage, motherhood, widowhood and, in the case of slaves and servants, employment. Learn how Martha Peter, Martha Washington's granddaughter, built the house with her husband and retained lifelong loyalty to the Federalism of her step-grandfather George. Hear how her daughter, the widow Britannia Peter Kennon, gamely held onto the family property through the turmoil of Civil War. Follow as Anna Williams Peter, two generations later, restores wealth and architectural ambition to the family, and as Caroline Peter, wife of the last private owner, helps ensure preservation of the family home and its belongings as part of historic Georgetown.
Garden Rooms of History — This guided garden tour reflects on the exceptional, 5.5-acre Tudor Place landscape and its 200-year history of horticultural and decorative land use. With its wealth of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century plantings and garden structures on the heights overlooking Georgetown, this “urban oasis” is brought to light through the history of the Custis-Peter family’s interest and activity in the landscape. Along with their stories, gain a broader picture of the garden's connection to the growth of Georgetown and the creation of an American Federal City.
DEEPENING UNDERSTANDING OF THE SITE & COLLECTIONS
These topic talks with curatorial experts highlight the Tudor Place Collections – their provenance, manufacture, and significance, and all that object conservation can teach us about the past. Available by reservation only, all programs include a one-hour house tour followed by a curatorial presentation, for $20.00 per person. Click titles below for details.
To reserve, contact Eliza Bird, (202) 965-0400, ext. 116.
SELF-GUIDED WALKS, 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 and smart-phone tours is $3.00 and does not require a reservation.
Register for all Garden tours in the Visitor Center.
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 deserts.
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 202.965.0400 x108
Tudor Place welcomes tour groups! All standard tours and tours on this page are available at prices noted, with advance booking required for all parties over 10 persons.
To schedule, email Eliza Bird, or call 202.965.0400 x116.
To schedule Tea & Tour packages only, email Alexis Miller or call 202.965.0400 x108.
Box lunches:$16.00 per person
Box lunches are available for previously scheduled tour groups for enjoyment in our lovely gardens. In the event of rain or cold weather, lunch can be moved to the historic Dower House dining room in the administration building.
Specify your order from the following, or request an assortment all four options. (All lunches include chips, cookie and drink.)
Ham and Swiss
Turkey and Havarti
Chicken Caesar Wrap
The property is accessible to all visitors, but those requiring special assistance are encouraged to notify the staff in advance. For information, contact Eliza Bird, (202) 965-0400 x116.