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Tudor Place stands alone in the nation?s capital as a house of architectural distinction lived in by six generations of the prominent Peter family from 1805 to 1984. This expansive urban estate of 5 1/2 acres nestled in residential Georgetown was host of numerous illustrious figures Lafayette, Robert E. Lee, President Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Clahoun and Daniel Webster. The rich story of Tudor Place brings to life American cultural history from the Federal period to the late 20th century. The Tudor Place is one of the two house museums found in Washington DC that are significant to the American history.

Tudor Place in Georgetown Heights was built by Martha Washington's granddaughter (Martha Curtis Peter) and her husband. The house was designed by Dr. William Thornton. The garden, directed by Martha, has lawns, trees, shrubs, roses and a geometrical flower garden. The box edging came from George Washington's house at Mount Vernon. The Tudor Place occupies most of a city block, you could easily pass the fenced in property on foot or in car and think it was just another house of a wealthy family. Behind its gates, however, sits a document not only of the city and nation?s history but also a microcosm of American life of the last 200 years because it was owned and occupied by six generations of the Peters.

Visitors staying in the southeast bedroom of the house could see across the Potomac to the Lee mansion, Arlington House, which had been built by Martha Peter?s brother George Washington Parke Custis.
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