Tudor Place

Group Tours

Group Tours are for groups of 10-45 guests. Contact us to schedule, by email or phone, 202.965.0400. Advance notice required for all Group Tours. You can also add a boxed lunch or tea to your group tour. For information about booking school groups visit here.

Guided Garden Tours

OFFERED MONTHLY, ON 4TH FRIDAYS, APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER and BY RESERVATION

Join us to enjoy and learn about the landscape with an expert guide, in a lively 45-minute Guided Garden Tour tracing the history and horticulture of the witness trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and abundant English boxwood that thrive in the 5½-acre landscape. Understand the influence of Federal-style design on the landscape and see how orchards, stables, and grazing land made way for lawns, fountains, and garden “rooms” of today. Self-guided garden tours are also available, with illustrated map, whenever the museum is open.

Bringing a group? A Guided Garden Tour can also be scheduled for private groups of 10-45 people. Contact Michaela Wright.

Focus Tours

NEW VIEWS OF TUDOR PLACE AT THE STANDARD ADMISSION PRICE

Focus Tours last 45-60 minutes and are offered by reservation for groups of 10-45 people at the regular price.

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 · Experience the house through Washington objects. The Peter family revered its connection to George and Martha Washington and such acquired many objects after the death of Martha Washington in an 1802 estate sale. Founder Martha Custis Peter was Martha Washington's granddaughter, and she and her descendants lived with and displayed many of the artifacts in each room of Tudor Place. Walk through time with the Peters as they used these objects in everyday life. The museum's collection of objects and archival materials with a Washington provenance is the largest outside Mount Vernon.

Women of Tudor Place · Martha Washington’s devoted granddaughter. The enslaved woman who lived in her own home. The widowed single mother who ran the estate in wartime. The world traveler who served victims of World War I. For two centuries, the women of Tudor Place have been fierce, independent, and ahead of their time. Hear their stories! This special tour takes you on a “Women’s Walk” through the historic mansion.

Lecture Tours

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.

To reserve, email us or call 202.965.0400.