Great Homes of Washington Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

300724


Categories

Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A peak at the lives and art collections of famous Americans


Washington DC has been the home of many famous, elegant personalities. The different homes demonstrate the life styles of different time periods and the opportunity to see outstanding art collections. There are several possible places we could visit:
• From the Colonial period, Tutor Place, home of Martha Washington's granddaughter,
• From the Gilded Age, The Anderson House, home of Lars Anderson and the Society of the Cincinnati
• From the Gilded Age, the Brewmaster's Castle, the home of Christian Heurich the famous brewer
• From the glamour of the 20th century, Hillwood, the home of Marjory Meriwether Post and her magnificent Tiffany Egg collection
• From the late 20th century, The Kreeger, home of David Lloyd Kreeger, former CEO of GEICO and his magnificent art collection including numerous Monet paintings

Our tour will be tailored to your interests and timing and the availability of each home. In many of the homes, a docent will provide the tour.

Itinerary

The itinerary will vary depending upon which homes the visitors would like to visit. Possible places include:
• Tutor Place, home of Martha Washington's granddaughter,
• The Anderson House, home of Lars Anderson
• The Brewmaster's Castle, the home of Christian Heurich
• Hillwood, the home of Marjory Meriwether Post collection
• The Kreeger, home of David Lloyd Kreeger, former CEO of GEICO

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: To be determined.

End location: To be determined

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Public transportation

What’s Included

Other: Planning and accompanying to the various homes. Providing commentary about Washington, the neighborhoods, and the homes where docents are not available.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USA - Some of the homes have admittance fees. The actual price will depend upon the number of people. Refreshments are not include. Also not included is transportation. A car service can be hired or cabs/Uber/Lyft will work well.

What’s Extra

Other: admission fees, transportation, food

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle, arrange for a separate car and driver (at additional cost) or we can use DC's great Metro system combined with reasonable taxi cabs when needed.

Private tour guide Ellen M.

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