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“Didn't Even Know It Was There”
Review of Tudor Place

Tudor Place
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US$30.00*
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Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Ranked #84 of 447 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: America’s story lives here. Built in 1816 by a granddaughter of Martha Washington, this National Historic Landmark was home to six generations of one family from the agricultural to the digital age. Their collections, household goods, landscaped garden and 200 years of stories shed light on American arts, labor, politics, and technology. Enjoy guided tours of the William Thornton-designed mansion and self-guided tours of the 5½-acre garden, including the 1919 Pierce Arrow motor car and the District’s oldest exhibited smoke house. LAST HOUSE TOUR, 3 pm daily. Garden closes 4 pm. CLOSED January + all Mondays.
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
“Didn't Even Know It Was There”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This hidden little piece of history is well worth the visit. It is well maintained and beautifully presented. It also contains the largest collection of Washington artifacts outside Mt. Vernon. All the guides were very nice and worked together to answer questions. And they seemed to know all the answers. There is also a connection to Robert E. Lee's family and there is lots of interesting fact about this place. Go and learn....

Visited October 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Well worth the visit....good complement to Mr Vernon tour...”
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This house belonged to Martha Washington's granddaughter and has been in the family until 1983. It has over 200 artifacts from George and Martha Washington which is probably more than you will see if you visit nearby Mount Vernon which has replicas of the original furniture and other accessories. The guides are very knowledgeable and eager to share not only their knowledge of the Washington artifacts but also the other very interesting details from the families that lived in the home. Certainly worth a visit if you have an extra day in DC or are particularly interested in George and Martha Washington.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Hidden attraction in Georgetown”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I found out about this place by chance and decided to take my mom in law there. It was such a beautiful property hidden in the alley but yet so close to the Georgetown shops. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Before the tour, we took a walk to check out the property. I was such a nice visit.

Visited July 2012
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virginia
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“Lovely, historic home in Georgetown”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

A lovely early 19th century home and gardens in Georgetown. The home of one of Martha Washington's granddaughters, Martha Custis Peters, an aunt of Robert E. Lee's wife, Mary Custis Lee.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Historic treasure in heart of busy city”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

I live in Washington, DC and never knew this place existed until it was featured on Living Social. It was $8 for two tickets for the house tour. Even if it was $8 each, it still would have been worth it. Removed from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown, this place is a quiet gem that makes you feel like you aren't in a city at all. The tour was great and I would definitely recommend it for someone who has seen all the major attractions in DC.

Visited April 2012
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