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House + Walking Tours: Tudor Place and the Civil War Home Front
October 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Choose house tour, walking tour, or both, with time for a cafe lunch in Georgetown in between. Civil War brought uncertain times for Tudor Place and surrounding Georgetown. Learn in a unique house tour how owner Britannia Peter Kennon saved her family home by boarding Union officers. See where they dined, learn what they ate, and hear about the landlady’s special precautions to avoid charges of espionage. After breaking for lunch on your own, join the expert guided walking tour of historic Georgetown. See in person relics of the war’s turmoil including a Union hospital, grave sites of Confederate spies, and a mansion at the heart of the tragic slave escape ship, The Pearl.
The tours will take place from 10:30am – 11:30am and from 1:00pm-2:00pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Members pay $8 for one tour, $12 for both; non-members $10 for one, $15 for both.