Tudor Place

Lonely Planet review

This 1816 neoclassical mansion was owned by Thomas Peter and Martha Custis Peter, granddaughter of Martha Washington. The urban estate stayed in the Peter family until it opened to the public in 1984, so it preserves pieces of the family’s, as well as the country’s, history. Today the mansion functions as a small museum, and features furnishings and artwork from Mount Vernon, which give a nice insight into American decorative arts. The 5 acres of grounds are beautifully landscaped.