Established by Martha Parke Custis Peter (Martha Washington’s granddaughter) and her husband Thomas Peter in the early 19th century, Tudor Place is celebrated for its centuries of history, Federal-style architecture, ornamental gardens, and its extensive collection of rare objects (including over 5,000 books, photographs, and items that once belonged to George and Martha Washington). Owned by the Peter family from its founding until 1983, the landmark is now a museum, and is one of the few historical urban estates that has retained its original landscape and design.
To simplify your visit to Tudor Place, book tickets to the historic landmark online in advance of your trip. Guided tours are offered once per hour and reservations are recommended, particularly during busy visiting times. The garden can be explored on flexible, self-led tours.