Planning Your Visit
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden is a model of Federal-period architecture in the nation’s capital and home to six generations of Martha Washington’s descendants from 1805 to 1983. The house’s most architecturally significant feature is the domed, marble-floored Temple Portico designed by Dr. William Thornton. It is the only known full temple portico embedded into a U.S. residence, and the only one still standing today. The 5 ½ acre garden is inspired by formal and informal European landscape styles, with specimen trees, open lawns, roses and heirloom shrubs.
The historic house is currently closed for tours. Check the website for changes and up-to-date information.
Visit the Garden!
Self-guided visits to the garden are FREE! But you will need to reserve a TIMED TICKET ENTRY. Tickets are for 2 hours of time; guests who desire more time can reserve multiple slots. You may arrive up to 15 minutes before your designated entry time. For tickets scheduled at 3:00 p.m., please note the site closes at 4:00 p.m. Entry after 3:30 p.m. will not be permitted. Onsite restrooms are available for ticket holders.
Illustrated garden maps and smartphone audio tour information are available onsite after entry.
What should you bring? Bring a mat, blanket or camp chair. Bring bottled water or something to drink and pack a picnic! Do not bring balls, games, chairs with legs, inflatable furniture, etc. (due to the historic landscape). Visitors are permitted to remove masks while eating or drinking.
Garden spaces and paths vary in size and capacity. We’ve got signs to help navigate. The Garden is accessible from the city sidewalk (without steps). Its surfaces consist of grassy areas and paths laid with pea gravel, flagstone, bricks, and stones set in grass. For accommodations, call us at 202-965-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review the Temporary Health & Safety Guidelines (below) before your visit. Tudor Place will enforce these guidelines and reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove visitors who do not comply.
For assistance with reservations or information check out the FAQ here or contact us at 202-965-0400 or email email@example.com