Built in 1816, the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden hosts a spectacular collection of over 8,000 art pieces, furnishings and objects from the mid 1700s to early 1980s. This gorgeous example of neoclassical architecture was originally home to Martha Custis Peter, the granddaughter of Martha Washington. The estate has been lovingly cared for and cultivated by six generations of the Peter family.
Now open to the public, Tudor Place is situated on a breathtaking five acre estate of pristine landscaping and magical gardens for visitors to explore. The elaborate gardens are split into six distinct areas: the Tennis Lawn, the Boxwood Ellipse, the Bowling Green, the Tulip Poplar and the Japanese Tea House.
Guests should take special care to visit The Bowling Green and The Flower Knot, two of the most popular and beautiful sections of Tudor Place's vast gardens. The Bowling Green, a favored spot of the estate's last owner, Armistead Peter 3rd, features the tranquil Lily Pool decorated with a statue by sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett. The Flower Knot boasts a variety of heirloom roses and other fragrant blooms, as well as an antique sundial transplanted from Crossbasket Castle in Scotland, the Peter family's ancestral home.