Tudor Place
  • 1835 porcelain vase from the Columbia Historical Society (center), 1800-1810 earthenware jug ("Peace, Plenty, and Prosperity") at right, and book, foreground, "The Great Error of American Agriculture Exposed," by Thomas Moore, 1801.

About the Collection

Containing over 15,000 items dating from the mid-18th to the late 20th centuries, the Tudor Place object collection is encyclopedic. Of particular note is the collection of objects that belonged to George and Martha Washington, one of the largest Washington Collections on view outside Mount Vernon. The Archive holds a collection of 5,000 books and a Manuscript Collection of 300 linear feet that includes early land records, maps, photographs, moving pictures, diaries, household receipts, correspondence, and one of only three letters extant from George to Martha Washington. These troves, representing every generation of Peter family occupation, are a window into our nation’s history and culture. Find more information by visiting the Collections page. Please note that the house and displayed collections are shown by guided tour only.