The 81st annual open house takes us inside inspirational historic homes.
Wondering what those stately historic homes in Georgetown are like on the inside? Wonder no more. For the 81st year, the always-popular Georgetown House Tour — reportedly the longest-running house tour in the country — gives participants an opportunity to go inside some of Georgetown’s most interesting, inspiring and historic homes on Saturday, April 28.
“We are committed to making the 2012 Georgetown House Tour the most exciting and successful yet,” said Stephanie Bothwell, principal of Urban and Landscape Design who, along with renowned Washington interior decorator Frank Babb Randolph, will lead this year’s tour.
The tour benefits St. John’s Episcopal Church, itself a historic landmark founded in 1794 and supported by the likes of Francis Scott Key and President Thomas Jefferson.
Eight to 12 houses are featured on a path designed to be easy to navigate (homes are generally three blocks from each other). But should you need a respite, stop in to the Parish Tea for homemade sandwiches and sweets at St. John’s Church.
Can’t get enough and want to help even more? Why not sign up for the Patron’s Party? Mingle with Georgetowners in honor of the homeowners who have graciously opened their residences to the public for a good cause.
The 81st Georgetown House Tour benefiting St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, 202-338-1796. Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine.
Tickets: $40/person before April 20/ $45 after and are available online until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Group rates available. Pick up tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the white tent on the front lawn of the church. You may also purchase tickets there on Saturday.
Parish Tea, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Blake Hall at St. John’s Church.