The Georgetown House Tour is one of the oldest and most valued house tours in the country. The homes of 12 high profile residents will be opened to the public to view the design and historic value of these immaculate homes and gardens. This year’s tour will take place on April 30th, 2011. Every home on the Tour will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Houses are arranged for easy walking at your own pace taken in the order you prefer. Your ticket price includes a tour booklet full of useful information including a map of the houses which will make it possible to set your own route. To purchase tickets please visit The Georgetown House Tour Website
Also included in your ticket price is a not-to-be-missed Parish Tea in Blake Hall at the historic St. John’s Church located at 3240 O Street, N.W. In long-standing tradition, this lovely tea features homemade tea sandwiches and sweets. You may walk in at any time between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to delight in what the parish volunteers are serving!
Also make sure to join us at The Georgetowner’s House Tour Hospitality Suite from 10-4PM at Boffi Georgetown for Wine Reception, Hors d’ Oeuvres, and a day full of special events supporting the Georgetown House Tour. The Georgetowner has always been a supporter of the House tour and looks forward to our First ever Hospitality Suite.
The House Tour benefits, Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish. During the 1820s, the church fell on hard times and finally stopped holding services in 1831. The church building became known as the “the Swallow Barn” and was rented as a sculptor’s studio for $50 a year. After being sold for taxes, the building was repurchased in 1837 and resumed a new, vigorous life.
For additional information, call 202-338-4833. We look forward to seeing you at the Georgetown House Tour!