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Explore the Dumbarton House

Color photo of exterior of Dumbarton House.

Exterior of Tudor Place. tan walls with red domed porch. Green lawn in the foreground.
Tudor Place, Washington, D.C.

Photo taken by Carol Highsmith. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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If you're in a curious mood after your visit to the Dumbarton House, take a fifteen minute stroll to Tudor Place located at 1644 31st Street NW. The house once belonged to Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. Martha was granddaughter of Martha Washington and the step-granddaughter of George Washington.

Thomas and Martha Custis Peter had three daughters named Columbia, America, and Brittania. Columbia and America died young, but Britannia lived to be 96 years old. Widowed when she was only 29, Britannia struggled to raise her only child Martha. When money was scarce, she rented out Tudor Place and eventually charged Union soldiers for lodging during the Civil War. Despite her financial struggles, Britannia was able to keep Tudor Place and many of the artifacts passed down from her great-grandparents.

Visit Tudor Place and view over 100 objects that belonged to George and Martha Washington.


Last updated: June 26, 2018