Tudor Place

Topic: Washington

Thomas and ‘Patty:’ Meet Tudor Place’s Founders

October 20, 2016
Who were they, the founders of Tudor Place? Martha Parke Custis Peter and Thomas Peter, civic leaders in Georgetown and the capital city, helped shape our national life but few Americans today know their names. That anonymity belies the tangible legacy they left, thanks to the constancy of their descendants and an almost genetic devotion to […]

Georgetown Current · George Washington Revolutionary War Tent Event

May 4, 2016

American History TV · Washington’s Descendants at Tudor Place

April 12, 2016
Curator of Collections Grant Quertermous talks on American History TV about the Washington descendants at Tudor Place. The family, which built and remained at Tudor Place through six generations, descended from Martha Custis Washington’s son John Parke (“Jacky”) Custis, George Washington’s stepson. Quertermous shares how and what we can learn about the Washingtons, the owners, servants and slaves at Tudor Place, and the history […]

Orator and Advocate Francis Scott Key & the Partner’s Desk

January 4, 2015
By Tudor Place Curator of Collections Erin Kuykendall Francis Scott Key (1779 – 1843) was considered a great patriot in his lifetime. On a diplomatic mission during the War of 1812 to secure the release of an American prisoner, the eloquent lawyer witnessed the fierce September 1814 attack by British Admirals Cockburn and Cochrane on […]