Tudor Place has Youth & Family Programs throughout the year but Fall & Winter have a few extra special events that should be on your radar as space is filling up.
Tudor Tots on Tuesdays, through Nov. 13
Stimulate your toddler’s senses at Tudor Tots. Each weekly program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners and inspire creativity. Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme. Parents/caregivers must remain with children at all times.
Trick or Treat at Tudor Place, Saturday, October 27
Get into the Halloween spirit! Explore the Tudor Place garden as the seasons change, and trick or treat throughout the site. Make your own superhero bracers and festive owl decoration. Play traditional outdoor games, enjoy face painting, and paint your own pumpkin to take home. Costumes suggested but not required.
Deck the Halls: A Family at Christmas, Saturday, December 1
Enjoy an interactive open house, send cheer to a servicemember, join carolers in song, make a festive stocking ornament, and sample sweets from 100 years ago. In the spirit of the Peters’ postwar service, Tudor Place will be collecting Toys for Tots, and new, warm men’s crew socks that So Others Can Keep Striding will distribute to the homeless community. Celebrate holiday traditions at Tudor Place, and discover ways the Peter family contributed to relief efforts after World War I, like Nannie Peter and her lady’s maid Miss Duvall continuing to knit socks to send to soldiers overseas.
Holiday Teen Tea, Sunday, December 9
Join fellow teens and families for an elegant tea and tour of Tudor Place celebrating the Centennial of the end of World War I. Start with a Victorian tea in the 1867 Dower House and enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, popular desserts from 1918, and historic tea blends. Next, take a guided tour of the historic house highlighting festive décor, holiday traditions, and the ways the Peter family served their community in the wake of World War I. For preteens and teens aged 11+.
Gingerbreadpalooza!, Saturday, December 22
Follow the gumdrops to Tudor Place for a family-friendly gingerbread-house crafting palooza! Enjoy a brief, kid-friendly architecture tour and story time, then design your own house, cottage, or mansion at our family-friendly gingerbread workshop. For families with children all ages.
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
(1644 31st St., NW. Washington, D.C. 20007-3071)
(Photo credit: Tudor Place Historic House & Garden)