Tudor Place- Complimentary Admission WCG Members

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

“Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is pleased to offer a complimentary house tour to members of the Washington Conservation Guild, available through the end of 2014.

mission-01Tudor Place, one of America’s first National Historic Landmarks,  was built by Martha Custis Peter, granddaughter of Martha Washington, and her husband Thomas Peter, son of the first Mayor of Georgetown.  The 1816 house, designed by Dr. William Thornton, architect of the first U.S. Capitol, is interpreted to reflect the 178-year ownership of six generations of the Peter family through its architecture, collections, and expansive gardens.  On view are furnishings, objects, artwork and personal items representing every generation of Peter family occupation, drawn from a Collection containing some 15,000 items dating from the mid-18th to the late 20th centuries; an Archive holding some 5,000 books; and an extensive Manuscript Collection including one of only three extant letters from George to Martha Washington. Of particular note is the largest Martha and George Washington collection on view outside George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Tudor Place is the 2014 recipient of the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections, presented by Heritage Preservation and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

When visiting, please inform the Visitor Center staff that you are a member of WCG, and kindly leave us a business card or your name and professional affiliation. Complimentary admission is for a General House tour and self-guided Garden tour for the WCG member only.Hours of operation, admission pricing for WCG family and friends, and information about additional tour options and programs may be found on the Tudor Place website.