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Mansion Treasure Hunt

Is the Mansion on O Street more like the Malfoy Mansion, with its extravagence and art on the walls? Or is it more like Number 12 Grimmauld Place, with strange items tucked into every nook and cranny? Or is it more like Hogwarts Castle, with its hidden rooms and secret passages? Join us on a treasure hunt and decide for yourself!

 

Mansion on O Street Museum: http://www.omuseum.org/museum/

Tour: Treasure Hunt Tour ($20 per person)

 

***NOTE***

You will need to purchase your own tour ticket; we will not be buying tickets for the group. We are planning on doing the Treasure Hunt Tour on August 11 at 1pm. Please arrange for your own transportation and come with ticket in hand by 12:45pm.

 

METRO Directions from the Mansion on O Street Website:

Conveniently located less than a block from the Dupont Circle Metro Red Line  —  South Exit —  we recommend you go green and use public transportation when you visit.

  • Take the Metro Red Line to Dupont Circle.
  • Take the Dupont Circle/South exit.
  • At the top of the escalator turn right and carefully cross 19th Street, NW.
  • Walk between the two buildings in front of you and then carefully cross New Hampshire Avenue, NW.
  • Walk left and you'll see signage for 20th & O Streets, NW.
  • Carefully cross 20th Street and come on down O Street to 2020 on your left. Welcome!

if you require the use of an elevator:

  • Take the Metro Red Line to Dupont Circle.
  • Take  the north - q st exit
  • When you get to street level turn left towards 20th street
  • Turn left on 20th street
  • Turn Right on O street...we are half a block down on the left

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  • delma

    BTW, did anyone hear from The Mansion amount winning a prize?

    August 21, 2013

    • Talei

      No! So I clearly didn't win!

      August 21, 2013

  • delma

    August 12, 2013

    • KateKintail

      Yeah. The docent giving us the introduction told us about that aniversary celebration. I'm really glad, frankly, because life-sized wax figures are super creepy to me. They're so close to the real thing but just enough off that it's unsettling. But apparently Madame Tussauds sent the figures to the mansion and they lent MT many of their Beatles items for a while.

      August 12, 2013

  • KateKintail

    Thanks to everyone who came and helped hunt! It was so great to share this experience with you and cross something else off my list of 101 Things in 1001 Days! Here are some more of my photos: http://just-the-things.livejournal.com/

    August 11, 2013

  • KateKintail

    See? There are totally two horses in this photo. I don't know what you all are talking about... http://www.meetup.com/hpDADA/photos/16646152/?success=uploaded#[masked]

    August 11, 2013

  • delma

    This was a lot of fun. We had a lot of determined finders in our group. Thank you for organizing, Kate!

    August 11, 2013

  • Talei

    Loads of fun! Next time we'll find the cowboy & teddy bear! Good teamwork in finding all that we did!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • April Dunn S.

    Awesome!

    August 11, 2013

  • delma

    Kate is a particularly good Hufflepuff.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • delma

    K

    August 11, 2013

  • delma

    I am here. Never got my confirmation but they had my name on the list. I am up stairs listening to classical music.

    August 11, 2013

    • Talei

      Waiting at metro centre - 10 mins to next train!

      August 11, 2013

  • An

    Hope you guys have fun!

    August 11, 2013

  • An

    Something came up and I can't go :(

    August 11, 2013

  • April Dunn S.

    We are waiting on the train at east falls church. I think it is delayed.

    August 11, 2013

  • April Dunn S.

    Yeah, sort of panicked when I saw the 24 hour thing. We have seen the charge in our card, but not confirmation email yet.

    August 11, 2013

  • delma

    I just bought mine, too. I am running late so I am driving in. Valet Parking, FTW! I hope I get my confirmation - it said allow 24 hours. 24 hours?!?!?

    August 11, 2013

    • Talei

      Me too - just brought my ticket and running late, just waiting for the train! I rang the office and they have my name down and said confirmation should be through soon - still waiting for that but I'm on the way...

      August 11, 2013

  • KateKintail

    I'm wearing my Marauder's Map t-shirt today (beige/tan/brown). If you arrive after 12:45 (the meeting time) we'll be inside, probably in the gift shop. You probably received the same with your ticket confirmation, but I'l just post the instructions here as well:

    When you arrive at The Mansion, please head up the stairs to the front door, ring the bell and one of our butlers will let you in. If you need an elevator, please head downstairs to the lower lobby, red door, and ring the bell. When someone answers please say, "need elevator" and our butlers will accommodate you. Your tour will begin when one of our docents greets you. We invite you to take your time, explore -- and shop throughout our gift store! Most items are donated from people who tour, just like you, and its so much fun searching around for treasures to own -- and having an excuse to get lost!

    August 11, 2013

    • delma

      lt blue whitherwings.

      August 11, 2013

  • April Dunn S.

    Just got our tickets bought online. Can't wait to see everyone.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Michelle

    *sigh* all the managers at work decided to take this weekend off. Guess who's on duty. Yep, me. :( Have fun for me!

    August 6, 2013

    • KateKintail

      Sorry you won't be able to make it :-(

      1 · August 11, 2013

  • KateKintail

    Sorry you won't be able to join us (but a vacation sounds even better!). There are several different tours available at the mansion, so depending on what this is like and how it works out for the group, we might try a different tour another time. I've never been to this place before, but I've wanted to go for years ever since one of my coworkers told me about it. They've got events and teas and such as well.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just found out that I can't go! I wish I could get out of the thing that's keeping me from going, but we've already paid for our vacation cabin, and we can't come back until the 13th. I'm so upset; this is so far up my alley. There's no chance that it's an annual thing, is there?

    June 25, 2013

  • Michelle

    Ooh, I want to go!! Will have to check with the work calendar, but yes please!!

    June 25, 2013

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