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Tour: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Completed in 1816, Tudor Place was designed by Dr. William Thornton, First Architect of the Capitol. Located in historic Georgetown, this National Historic Landmark is a model of Neoclassical architecture and was home to Martha Washington's descendants, the Peter family, for almost two centuries.

Join curator Grant Quertermous and Hillary Rothberg, Director of Education and Visitor Services, on a tour to examine the building, as well as the collection of objects that encompass the lives of those who lived and worked on the site from 1805 to 1983. Tudor Place was a recipient of a 2018 DC Sister Cities grant, and managed an exchange program with Sunderland, England’s Washington Old Hall. Learn more about this exciting connection, too, when the Old World and New World met.

Presented by: Hillary Rothberg, Director of Education & Visitor Services and Grant Quertermous, Curator at the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Organized by: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore and identify Tudor Place’s Federal-period architectural elements;
  • Discuss and investigate the history of Tudor Place as well as Martha Washington’s descendants;
  • Describe the political and social significance of the urban estate to Washington, DC society; and
  • Describe the connection between Tudor Place and Sunderland, England and Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of the family of George Washington.