Tudor Place

Photography and Filming

Tudor Place welcomes commercial film and photography in keeping with these guidelines and fees. No commercial shoots may be conducted on site without prior arrangement.

Planning a commercial film or photo shoot? Tudor Place welcomes professional photography per these guidelines and fees.

Atmospheric settings, indoors and out

Whether it is open spaces you’re scouting for or the intimacy of historic nooks and corners, Tudor Place offers a variety of settings popular with still and film/video professionals. On-site parking is available and our experienced staff will ensure you have the conditions you need for a perfect shoot.

Shooting in the historic house

Producers for the History Channel, documentary crews, and fashion photographers are among the clients who have taken advantage of the elegant neoclassical reception rooms of the 1816 historic house at Tudor Place. The 1914 kitchen is an example of a somewhat more recent, and more domestic, space, and the owners’ home office likewise offers an early 20th-century ambience. In the iconic Saloon (main foyer facing the Temple Portico), you will find soaring lines and plentiful natural light that also abounds in the stone-floored, high-ceilinged Conservatory.

The shooting rate of $550/hour ($500 for non-profits) for the historic house includes provision of a member of the Collections staff to accompany your party.

Shooting in the 1867 Dower House administration building

The parlors and dining room of the Tudor Place town house administration building offer flexible space in an elegant Victorian setting. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., interviewed here for PBS series Many Rivers to Cross, and the site is also popular with documentarists.

The rate for shooting in the Dower House is $200/hour ($100 for non-profits).

Shooting in the 5½-acre landscaped gardens

For everything from fashion spreads to personality profiles to documentaries, as well as wedding photography, the historic gardens at Tudor Place are popular with photographers, cinematographers, and producer. Annie Leibowitz photographed presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and his family here for Vanity Fair, as one example, and the garden's outdoor "rooms" were backdrop for a C.S. Lewis mini-biopic. Your choice of settings include lawns, arbors, and fountains, a “Dell,” stone stairways, and verdant hedges and flowerbeds.

The rate for shooting in the Garden is $200/hour ($100 for non-profits).

Contact us for details and a site visit

We love working with media professionals and make it our business to support your project.

Contact us for more, 202.965.0400 ext 115.