Press Release: Tudor Place Identified as Site with Stories Recognizing  Free & Enslaved African Americans Who Built Georgetown

Press Release 

June 22, 2021

Washington, DC
– Tudor Place Historic House & Garden and the Georgetown African American Historic Landmark Project announced Friday, June 18, 2021, the placement of a marker identifying Tudor Place as a site with stories about the free and enslaved African Americans who worked in, lived in and assisted in building Georgetown.  The Georgetown African American Historic Landmark Project places markers on Georgetown African American historic landmarks commemorating the enslaved and free African Americans’ contributions to the Georgetown community.

Read the full press release here.


Vision 2020

Since adopting the Master Preservation Plan in 2012, Tudor Place has endeavored through the Third Century Capital Campaign to raise the funds needed to ensure the success of this plan. Significant progress in planning and implementation of the plan have occurred, with major projects awaiting implementation in the next 3-4 years. From its quiet beginnings as a historic house museum in 1988, Tudor Place has evolved and grown. It is today a significant part of the cultural fabric of Washington, DC—as both a landmark of national significance and a vital resource for the Georgetown community. Throughout this planning process, Tudor Place has strived to find the proper balance between these dual identities.

Read Tudor Place’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 in the Vision 2020 statement.


I want to make alive to you the fact that this house has seen this pageant of American history.
-Armistead Peter 3rd

Tudor Place Weddings & Rentals featured in Watercolor Dream: I Do Y’all Magazine

Tudor Place was fabulously captured by photographer Rebecca Sigety and crew in this spring photo shoot that graced the spring issue of I Do Y’all magazine.  Click here for gorgeous photos.

Photo credit: Rebecca Sigety Photography Planning: Lissa Marie Weddings and Events Bridal by Sarah Khan Artistry Ava Laurenne Bride Lovestruck + Golden Cakebee The Welcoming District The Garden Studio, LLC wjmpaperfloraldesigns Savage Craft & Letter The Sip Social Something Vintage Rentals

Press Release: Tudor Place Announces Travelers’ Choice Award by Tripadvisor


Press Release 

May 18, 2021

Washington, DC – Tudor Place Historic House & Garden announces it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award winner by TripAdvisor. Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistency receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality business around the globe.

Read the full press release here.




Press Release: Tudor Place Selected to Participate in National Museum Assessment Program

Press Release 

April 13, 2021         

Washington, DC – Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been selected for the year-long national Museum Assessment Program (MAP), administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Through guided self-study assessment and on-site consultation with a museum professional, Tudor Place’s participation in MAP 3 supports its new strategic plan focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. “Through this assessment, we hope to better understand the needs of the people in our community in order to serve them better,” said Executive Director Mark Hudson.

Read the full press release here.

Photo: Drawing by Artist-in-Residence, Peter Waddell.

Press Release: Tudor Place Reopens Its Doors

Press Release 

April 6, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Washington, DC — Tudor Place reopens the Historic House & Garden on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. beginning Saturday, April 10. A model of Federal-period architecture in the nation’s capital, Tudor Place shares the stories of multiple generations of Martha Washington’s descendants and the enslaved workers and servants who lived and worked here. With over 18,000 objects, including the largest Washington Collection outside of Mount Vernon, Tudor Place sits on 5 ½ acres in the heart of Georgetown.  Admission is free with a timed ticket entry. One ticket offers three options: (1) Self-guided tour of the Historic House (2) Garden visit or (3) both. For tickets scheduled at 3:00 p.m., the grounds close at 4:00 p.m. Entry after 3:30 p.m. will not be permitted.

Read the full press release here.

Early American Life — Honoring Grandmama

Read the cover story in the April issue of Early American Life magazine, titled “Honoring Grandmama,” which pays tribute to the two matriarchs of this National Historic Landmark. Order the issue here.

pink blooms in a sunken garden

Press Release: Tudor Place Announces 29th Annual Garden Party

Press Release

March 2, 2021

Washington, DC Executive Director Mark Hudson and President of the Board Mary Moffett Keaney are pleased to announce that the 29th Annual Garden Party at Tudor Place Historic House & Garden will take place on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Tudor Place was completed in 1816 by Martha Parke Custis Peter, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, and her husband Thomas Peter. Owned by six generations of the Peter family for nearly 200 years, it opened as a public museum in October 1988.

Read the full press release here.