Tudor Place one of top 13 unique Washington DC Wedding Venues

13 Unique Washington, D.C. Wedding Venues — From Historic to Trendy

by Morgan Seminaro | PartySlate

For a fairy tale destination venue: look no further than Tudor Place, who ranks in at no. 12 on Party Slate’s list of top unique wedding venues in Washington, DC.  Whether you’re a D.C. native or hosting a destination wedding, you are sure to be enchanted by the charm and culture around every corner. Unique Washington, D.C. wedding venues offer this same sophistication — but, with a trendy flair. From private dining event venues to boutique hotel spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, this city has it all.  With the help of one of the top planners in the city, has compiled a list of our 13 favorite unique D.C. wedding venues.
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The Best Places to Propose in DC, According to DC-Area Photographers

Washingtonian

by Amy Moeller | November 11, 2022

Tis the season to pop the question! The holidays are coming, and although we say any time is a good time to propose, more than 40 percent of proposals reportedly happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day in the U.S. So we asked dozens of local photographers for the best spots to get engaged, and their answers included everything from famous places to hidden gems, with plenty of hot tips along the way. Whether you’re planning to arrange for professional photography to capture the moment or you just want to seal that picture-perfect memory in your mind, here are the best places to propose, according to DC-area photographers.

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Connecting with descendants of John Luckett: A Conversation with Karl Haynes

A major initiative at Tudor Place is engaging with descendants of the enslaved and free people who worked at the site, to be able to share a more inclusive and equitable historic narrative with visitors.  Hear the journey of Karl Haynes as he discovers a family member with ties to Tudor Place in this heartfelt interview with Curator Rob DeHart.  Karl is a descendant of John Luckett, a gardener who worked at Tudor Place from 1862 to 1906

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America in Flanders Fields

The Georgetown Dish

October 25, 2022

A discussion at Tudor Place about the relationship between the United States and Belgium during WWI.

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10 Exhibitions to Discover in Washington DC this Fall

TravelMag has chosen Tudor Place as one of ten exhibitions in Washington, DC to visit this fall. Click here for the full list as it appeared on TravelMag’s website.

10+ ‘Hamilton’-Inspired Things to Do

Tudor Place ranks among the top ten ‘Hamilton’-inspired things to do in Washington, DC right now. Currently on display in one of the second floor bedrooms, are two artifacts associated with Alexander Hamilton’s widow, Eliza. These objects will be exhibited through October 9, 2022 coinciding with the Kennedy Center’s performance of Hamilton. For more info, check out John Kelly’s article from the Washington Post on How does Eliza Hamilton end up in Washington? Here’s how. 

From a smash-hit musical to museum exhibits to related relics, “Hamilton” lovers can get the full fan experience in DC. Don’t throw away your shot to experience Broadway’s award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical as it returns to the Kennedy Center Aug. 2—Oct. 9. Hamilton left an indelible mark on the nation’s capital, where he’s been immortalized at the Treasury Building and as the president general of the Society of the Cincinnati. Whether you want to continue your adventures after attending Hamilton at the Kennedy Center or you just want to celebrate the founder of our national banking system, we’ve got some great ideas for you.

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Tudor Place’s Little Free Library in the news

The Georgetowner

BY  • JULY 28, 2022

If you’ve passed in front of the Dower House, Tudor Place’s administrative building at 1670 31st Street, you’ve seen this tiny boxed library out front.  Surrounded by a variety of blooming flowers and plantings, Tudor Place’s Little Free Library is depleted and filled up again.  Note it’s structure and roofline. Painted in the trompe l’oeil style by Artist-in-residence Peter Waddell, it’s like a mini-Dower House, that is visited almost as much as the historic house & garden itself. 

Katherine Schwartz reports on these tiny boxed libraries you’ve seen sprinkled around Georgetown [that] are not just local gems, but part of a global book-sharing community.  Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization with more than 150,000 registered book-sharing boxes worldwide. Founder Tod H. Bol planted the first Little Free Library in 2009, then turned it into a non-profit. The organization shares more than 70 million books per year, promoting its core values of “building together, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all.”

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Nation’s Capital Blessed with Wondrous Gardens

Charleston Gazette-Mail

by David Zuchowski WV Travel Team | July 9, 2022

 

WASHINGTON — Our nation’s capital, some 370 miles from Charleston, has seemingly an endless list of attractions, museums and monuments that can keep you busy for days.  But one type of attraction that often goes unnoticed is the wonderful gardens, which offer a refreshing outdoor alternative with fewer crowds than they deserve.

As playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “The best place to find God is a garden.”  On a recent visit, I took Shaw up on his word and visited four of the capital’s loveliest gardens.  It was a refreshing change from the usual (but wonderful) places many tourists often visit.  I began my visit at Tudor Place, originally the home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Martha Parke Custis Peter.

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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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