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Obscura Society DC: Where They Lived, Where They Lie

Join us as we get unprecedented access to the lives–and deaths–of Georgetown's storied Peter family.

If these walls could talk, they would tell extraordinary stories about those who called Tudor Place home for nearly two centuries.

Six generations of the Peter Family - from founders Thomas and Martha (George Washington's step grand daughter) to their great-great-great grandson, Armistead Peter 3rd - were born, married and died in the rooms of this National Historic Landmark in Georgetown.  Designed by the architect of the capitol (and the Octagon House) William Thornton, the house stayed in the family until 1983, when it was deeded over to the Tudor Place Foundation. It's one of America's last intact urban estates from the Federal Era.

Join Tudor Place Curator Grant Quertermous for a behind-the-scenes visit to this generations-old mansion and the nearby historic Oak Hill Cemetery, where many of the Peter family descendants rest eternally.  Spaces and objects not typically on view will be shown as part of this special tour. 

Notes for this Adventure:

- There will be a considerable amount of walking on this tour, including a 1/2-mile stroll to Oak Hill Cemetery from Tudor Place.

- This ticket includes admission to Tudor Place and a donation to Oak Hill Cemetery. 

- Tudor Place is accessible via DC Metro Bus, DC Circulator and walking distance from Metro train. For more information in regards to particular lines, follow this link.

- Free two hour street parking available on 31st street. 

- When arriving, enter through the main gates at 1644 31st Street and follow signs to the Visitor Center. This is where the program will begin.  

- This event is family-friendly!

All ticket sales are final. Any questions, please contact Matt at matt@atlasobscura.com.