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.

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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.

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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.

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Washingtonian – Garden Micro-Wedding Featured African Diaspora Traditions

A summer garden micro-wedding at Tudor Place featured African diaspora traditions.

The Washington Post – A Curious Manuscript Sends Tudor Place’s Archivist on a History Hunt

The first clue to the story behind the papers discovered in the basement of the Georgetown mansion was who didn’t write them.

Bob Vila – The Vice President’s House and 12 Other Overlooked Political Palaces

Where should you go for the best views of the Potomac River? While some might point you to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate, locals fond of offbeat landmarks will recommend this Federal-style manse along the river, which was home to Washington’s step-granddaughter, Martha Parke Custis Peter.

Washingtonian – 92 Hidden Gems and Attractions in Washington

Ranked #8 by Washingtonian Magazine’s top hidden gems and attractions in Washington.