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Love & Scandal at Tudor Place

All families have their secrets.

Two centuries of romance, heartbreak, and of scandal come to life at Tudor Place during this exclusive Valentine’s Day tour!

From parental disapproval of a daughter's suitor to a betrothed servant who never returned, join the Obscura Society DC and Tudor Place educators for historic tales of love and scandal.

Six generations of the Peter Family were born, married, and died in the rooms of this National Historic Landmark in Georgetown, from founders Thomas and Martha (George Washington's step-grand daughter) to their great-great-great grandson, Armistead Peter III. Designed by William Thornton, the architect of the Capitol (and the Octagon House), the property stayed in the family until 1983, when it was deeded over to the Tudor Place Foundation. It remains one of America's last intact urban estates from the Federal Era.

Join us this February for a walk through the halls of the past, tracing the stories behind previous footsteps.


  • There will be a considerable amount of walking on this tour, some of which will be outside. Please dress for the weather.
  • Tudor Place is accessible via DC Metro Bus, DC Circulator, and is walking distance from Metro train. For more information in regards to particular lines, follow this link.
  • Free two-hour street parking is available on 31st street.
  • This is a specialized tour of Tudor Place. For a regular guided tour, click here.
  • When arriving, enter through the main gates at 1644 31st Street and follow signs to the Visitor Center. This is where the tour will begin.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Blitz at

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