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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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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How one man built a booming tobacco business in Montgomery County

The Peter family’s origins in Georgetown can be traced back to family patriarch Robert Peter. Born in 1726 at Crossbasket Castle, the Peter family’s ancestral seat near Lanarkshire, Scotland, Robert Peter arrived in the Maryland colony by 1746. His son, Thomas would marry Martha Parke Custis, one of the four grandchildren of Martha Washington (and step granddaughter of George Washington), and become the owners of Tudor Place in 1805.  Learn more about Peter family history in this article that appeared in Bethesda Magazine. 


Bethesda Magazine

If wealth in 18th-century Montgomery County was measured in land, then the richest man in the county was Robert Peter. Born in 1726 near Glasgow, Scotland, Peter came to America in 1746 as a representative of the Glasgow firm of John Glassford and Co., the Washington, D.C., area’s most prominent tobacco firm, according to the website for Tudor Place, the palatial Georgetown estate built by Peter’s son Thomas (it’s now a museum). Peter initially began his import/export business in Bladensburg, Maryland, with warehouses and weighing stations built in the busy port on the Patuxent River. Eventually Peter helped establish trade centers in nearly every town along the Potomac River.
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Mapping Georgetown: Tour Guides Capture Tudor Place Women’s History

The Georgetowner

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Tudor Place, Historic Gem, Fully Reopens March 4

The Georgetowner

Strolling up 31st Street towards Dumbarton Oaks, you may pass by another historic Georgetown gem without realizing it. Between Q and R Streets, glance over toward 32nd Street and you’ll see an elegant mansion set upon five and a-half acres of spacious grounds. You’ve just discovered Tudor Place at 1644 31st St. NW, ancestral home to six generations of the Peter family and a living museum to American and Georgetown history. 

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