Thursday, June 25, 2015
TIME: 10:45 am, meet at Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW, DC
(Limited car share; reserve in advance and meet at WNDC at 10:15 am.) Tour starts 11 am.
PRICE: Tour and Picnic lunch $35 for members, $40 for non-members.
EVENT TYPE: Walking Tour
Tudor Place, one of the most beautiful and historic homes in the nation’s capital, was home from 1805 to 1983 to six generations of Martha Washington’s descendants and their servants and enslaved workers, whose stories animate the site. Included are more than 15,000 decorative arts items, historic, and archaeological artifacts, and a Washington Collection larger than any outside Mount Vernon. On five lushly landscaped acres in Georgetown, this urban estate hosted famous figures including the Marquis de Lafayette, General Robert E. Lee, President Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, and other distinguished leaders in many fields. Ample nearby curbside parking (free; two-hour limit), and pay-to-park spaces on nearby Wisconsin Ave. Tour is limited to 30 participants, so please register
by COB Monday, June 22.