Mark Hudson, Executive Director at Tudor Place featured speaker at Cultural Power Breakfast

By Richard Selden • MARCH 30, 202

Mark Hudson, Executive Director of Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, will be the April 20, 2023 speaker in The Georgetowner’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series — now the Cultural Power Breakfast Series. Since 2014, The Georgetowner’s monthly Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series has presented 48 insider talks by heads of area museums, theater and dance companies, performing arts venues and other arts organizations. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Doors open at 8 a.m. for a buffet breakfast; the program follows from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, click here 

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Easter eggs are hidden all around the DMV! Pick from several Easter egg hunts coming up

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As of March 31, tickets for all 3 date listings are sold out.  Please join us again next year for Eggstravaganza!

Festive Family-Friendly Fun in the DMV

Tudor Place Honors Dr. Sachiko Kuno

The Georgetowner

June 9, 2022

Tudor Place’s 30th Annual Spring Garden Party honored Dr. Sachiko Kuno, “committed scientist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and visionary,” as Executive Director Mark Hudson and President of the Board Mary Moffett Keaney introduced her May 25 to the applauding crowd, which enjoyed wine, cocktails and a buffet on the south lawn — a Georgetown tradition, co-chaired this year by Autumn Allen and Amy Porter Stroh. 

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Among the Roses for Tudor Place’s 30th Annual Garden Party

New York Social Diary

June 2, 2022

While selecting a theme for Tudor Place’s thirtieth annual garden party, the hosts didn’t look very far for inspiration-their own backyard provided more than enough.

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Tudor Place Honors Dr. Sachiko Kuno at Spring Garden Party

The Georgetown Dish

The 30th Annual Tudor Place Spring Garden Party on March 25, 2022 recognized Dr. Sachiko Kuno for her critical role in the community, inspiring others to engage with and support historic preservation.

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Tudor Place Spring Garden Party Honoring Dr. Sachiko Kuno

The Georgetown Dish

Join Tudor Place for the 30th Annual Spring Garden Party on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

The Spring Garden Party has become the last party of Washington’s spring season and a sell out event for Tudor Place’s most generous friends – it is the organization’s most important fundraiser of the year.  Proceeds support conservation of thousands of objects in the Tudor Place Collection & Archive, preservation of the 5 1/2 acre estate and dynamic educational programming for all ages.

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Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Don’t leave your front door empty this Christmas season! Join us at Tudor Place for a wreath making workshop with all the trimmings. Craft your wreath from historic Tudor Place garden materials including holly, cedar, and magnolia leaves to create that perfect wintery touch for any holiday celebration. Leave your wreath green or add bows, bells, and berries to capture the Christmas spirit.

Note:  Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required. This is an in-person program. Please review the Tudor Place Health and Safety Guidelines before registering and attending.


$45 for members | $55 for nonmembers

1st Annual Tree Fest Celebrates the Tudor Place Canopy


Tulip poplar in fall

March 29, 2014 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The shelter and dignity of the property’s historic trees — and the risks they face from the violent weather of recent years — have inspired a new event at Tudor Place: a Tree Fest, free and open to the public. Our local environment and the canopy of heritage trees are the focus, and there will be something for everyone!

  • An artisanal Market Fair offering sustainable merchandise and information from people and organizations working on behalf of the environment and landscape.
  • For families, puppet shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and games and crafts all day.
  • A 1 p.m. guided walk with tree expert Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees, will help you learn to understand and identify local species.
  • A chance to say “hello” to the newly planted white oak tree! It replaces the two-century-old specimen lost last year to age and storm damage and represents Tudor Place’s ongoing investment in the tall trees of tomorrow.

NOTE: Public transportation recommended. Tudor Place is easily reached by bus, Metro and a short walk, and bicycle (including Bike Share).

Vendor Information

Now taking vendor registrations for October! The Tree Fest is fully subscribed, but we are taking registrations from vendors and organizations now for the October 18 Fall Harvest Fest, also free and open to the public. Are you a talented regional artisan or food purveyor? Do you have crafts, merchandise, creative eats, and/or useful information to offer? Please contact us today!

Seasonal Themes and Installations


Something for every taste and season!

Schedule your visit around these special installations! Tudor Place tours offer immediacy and authenticity. Now, there’s more! Don’t miss these seasonal displays, included at no extra charge in every tour, of rare Collections objects, each with a story of its own. And any time we’re open, come to the Visitor Center at no charge to see a display of photographs of Tudor Place in the snow, 1910-1913, taken and printed in silver-nitrate format by the estate’s last owner while he was a teenager.


FDR White House Invitation

A Visit With the Presidents


Requesting the pleasure of your company…  From documents like the Franklin Roosevelt White House invitation at left, to porcelain that graced the very first Presidential table, Tudor Place is filled with ties to the highest office in the land. Rare artifacts and little known stories are part of this two-month tour component. Admission half-price throughout February!


Floral plate, 19th century
Gardens In & Out


Through six generations, the Peters of Tudor Place turned their focus beyond the 1816 mansion to their multi-acred landscape. This fresh and fascinating tour installation reveals how the family drew inspiration for their indoor lives from the lush “rooms,” heritage trees, and garden beds they cultivated outdoors. Drawing from the museum’s voluminous Collection and Archive, the tour highlights botanical images and ideas found in books, cards, magazines, textiles, and china.


smokehouse door


Eating Local — Feeding the Urban Estate


Harvest and the Smokehouse are the focus for fall across the 1816 Landmark site, from the newly restored ca. 1795 smokehouse to the historic kitchen and 5½-acre gardens that once helped sustain owners and workers on this iconic urban estate. Agricultural implements will be on view, along with the kitchen preparations and table setting for a fine 1830s family dinner featuring the best of the smokehouse’s yield, ham and sausages. Also view related collections items including ceramics, housewares, diaries, receipts, and recipes, all chronicling domestic life in the city since the days when hay grew on the South Lawn. Learn about early “locavorism” on all regular tours (offered hourly), at special events, and when you visit the garden and newly opened Smokehouse. What better way to understand how land, labor, and urban larders have evolved since our city’s earliest days?


Dining table holiday centerpiece
Red, Green & Gold: the New and the Old
   Tudor Place Sparkles for Christmas


Experience the best of tradition and 21st-century flair over the holidays in the National Historic Landmark mansion. This seasonal installation in their onetime home imagines how the Peters would have decorated for a modern Christmas, blending heirloom spaces and collections with modern style in winter greenery, ribbons and bows, and the sparkle of lights and color.

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