Georgetown House Tour Returns on April 23
By January 18, 2022 2 127•
“Welcome back! Our doors are open, once again” is the headline for this year’s Georgetown House Tour, Donna Leanos, House Tour Chair, told The Georgetowner.
“St. John’s Church, along with those dedicated to providing support to the 89th Georgetown House Tour, are full of joy that we will once again be opening our doors this spring. The House Tour is a long standing tradition that benefits among others, the Georgetown Ministry Center. We hope to have a large turnout this year as we mark the return of spring events for the Georgetown community,” said Leanos, who is a St. John’s parishioner and whose family has several Georgetown connections.
Here are some details to get us started, as provided by the tour.
On Saturday, April 23, St. John’s Episcopal Church will host the 89th Georgetown House Tour, which is believed to be the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. This annual event, which attracts more than 1,600 guests each year, gives locals and out-of-towners alike the opportunity to visit historic homes in a variety of styles. Some exceptional homes and landmarks will be presented this year highlighting the charm and history of Georgetown’s past with modern design and architectural enhancements showing the evolution of the times. The self-guided tour begins at St. John’s Church where guests will receive a House Tour Magazine complete with an interactive map and historic information about each property. Attendees will also receive complimentary admission to the Parish Tea, which will be held in Blake Hall at historic St. John’s Church, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to tea, coffee, and lemonade, guests will enjoy delightful tea sandwiches and delicious desserts made by St. John’s members and generous community partners.
Advanced tickets for this event are priced at $55 per person and are available for purchase here. Tickets may also be purchased at St. John’s Episcopal Church two days before and the day of the tour at 3240 O St. NW 20007, and are priced at $60 per person.
On April 23, homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and masks are required for all guests. The Parish Tea will be served in Blake Hall at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church Georgetown, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 3240 O St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.