February Guided House Tour
Practice frugality our founding father would approve of: Donate just $1 per person for any regular tour in February, the month of George Washington's birth. Tudor Place is D.C.'s only historic house museum with family ties to Martha and George Washington. Highlights of the Washington Collection will be on display as part of all house tours. See it all for one "Washington dollar!"
We signed up for the Thursday, February 27, 12:00 pm tour but they also have others at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00.
Tudor Place Info:
Welcome to Tudor Place, a National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1816, lived in by six generations of a single family, and opened to the public in 1988, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden preserves, interprets, and shares with the public and scholars the rich resources of its architecture, history, collections, and archive.
Tudor Place is a Federal-style mansion in Washington, D.C. that was originally the home of Thomas Peter and his wife, Martha Parke Custis Peter, a granddaughter of Martha Washington. Step-grandfather George Washington left her the $8,000 in his will that was used to purchase the property in 1805. The property, comprising one city block on the crest of Georgetown Heights, had an excellent view of the Potomac River.
Before or after the tour you might enjoy Martin’s Tavern, a 10-minute/half-mile walk.
A GEORGETOWN TRADITION
For almost nine decades, visiting guests, future presidents, senators, staffers, and stars have all called Martin’s Tavern their home away from home. It’s where JFK proposed to Jackie, where former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once told Billy Martin over dinner that she thinks of Martin’s as an extension of her living room, and where baseball greats including Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, and Yogi Berra dined in the “Dugout Room.” Every U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, has come to dine, discuss, and relax while shaping the nation’s history. Make a reservation today and be part of the story.
“After the senator proposed and she accepted the news ran through the restaurant …In hindsight it was great fun to witness a part of history.”
— Ambassador Marion “Joe” Smoak, regarding Senator John F. Kennedy’s proposal to Miss Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on Wednesday, June 24, 1953 at Martin’s Tavern
Booth #3 ‘The Proposal Booth’.
This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:
“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”
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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!