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Tudor Place

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Front of the property Tudor Place
The back of the house & the temple pavilion Tudor Place
Tudor Place Flower Garden… (Creative Commons)
The bomb shelter is underneath the Carriage House… (Creative Commons)
Armistead Peter III & Caroline Ogden-Jones Peter Tudor Place

Six generations of the Peter Family—from founders Thomas and Martha (George Washington’s step-granddaughter) to their great-great-great grandson, Armistead Peter 3rd—were born, married, and died in the rooms of this National Historic Landmark in the hills above Georgetown.

Looking north
Washington, D.C.

Designed by the architect of the Capitol (and the Octagon House), William Thornton, the house stayed in the family from 1805 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.

In addition to the Peter’s residence, the brick-walled property also included a number of outbuildings and gardens in…