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.
Ranked #8 by Washingtonian Magazine’s top hidden gems and attractions in Washington.
The U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes received an introduction to the military history of the Peter family and Tudor Place from Executive Director Mark Hudson and Curator Grant Quertermous.
Tudor Place is a Blue Star museum, and is free for active U.S. military and their families from Armed Forces Day (the third Saturday in May) until Labor Day each year.
Tudor Place also honors all active and retired service families with this offer on Veterans Day, November 11.
Tudor Place is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour and the last daily tour starts at 3 p.m. Reserve tours online or at the Visitor Center.