Pre-Symposium Tours

Michaela Wright, Private Events Manager, and Hillary Rothberg, Director of Education and Visitor Services (Novmber 2018)

A model of Federal-period architecture in the nation’s capital and a center of early Washington society, Tudor Place was home to six generations of Martha Washington’s descendants from 1805-1983. Encounter an unparalleled collection of Washington family heirlooms, decorative arts, and historical objects as they are brought to life by stories about the family and the servants and enslaved workers who served here.

Tudor Place spotlight article image

                                                 Photo by Ron Blunt

Lisa Horvath, Volunteer Services Supervisor, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens (October 2018)

Nestled on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, D.C., this hidden gem is the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, who purchased it in 1955, determined that her home would be a place that would inspire and educate the public.

Melissa Wood, Director of Media Relations at George Washington’s Mount Vernon (October 2018)

 

Fifteen miles south Washington, D.C., nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, sits Mount Vernon—the estate of George Washington.

Mount Vernon

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