HIS­TORIC HOMES

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DUM­BAR­TON OAKS MUSEUM AND GAR­DENS

Site of the United Na­tions 1944 be­gin­nings, a 19th- cen­tury manse plus Philip John­son­de­signed pavil­ion. Li­brary for Byzan­tine, pre- Columbian and gar­den stud­ies. “Out­side/ In: Martha Jack­son Jarvis at Dum­bar­ton Oaks,” the lo­cal artist’s works in mul­ti­ple me­dia, dis­played through­out the museum and in the gar­dens, through Aug. 19. Gift shop. Museum: Tu-Su 11:30 am-5:30 pm. Ten-acre for­mal gar­dens: Tu-Su 2- 6 pm. Museum free. Gar­dens $10, se­niors $8, stu­dents/chil­dren (12 and un­der) $5. Ar­range in ad­vance for guided tours. 1703 32nd St. NW, 202.339.6400

FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE

Hill­top res­i­dence of the 19th-cen­tury or­a­tor and abo­li­tion­ist, re­stored to its 1895 ap­pear­ance with orig­i­nal ob­jects. By guided tour only. Re­serve in ad­vance by call­ing or vis­it­ing web­site. Daily 9 am-5 pm. 1411 W St. SE, 202.426.5961 Metro: Ana­cos­tia

HILLWOOD ES­TATE, MU­SE­UMS AND GAR­DENS

Ce­real heiress Mar­jorie Mer­ri­weather Post’s man­sion and gar­dens, her czarist trea­sures, jewelry, por­traits. Cafe and gift shop. “Fabergé Re­dis­cov­ered,” new re­search cast­ing fresh light on ob­jects by the sto­ried de­sign house,

on­go­ing. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. $18 sug­gested do­na­tion, se­niors $15, col­lege stu­dents $10, chil­dren (6-18) $5, un­der 6 free. Park on site, or take a cab. Guided, au­dio and printed tours of man­sion and gar­dens plus “spe­cial ac­cess” tours. 4155 Lin­nean Ave. NW (be­tween Up­ton & Tilden sts.), 202.686.5807

THE L. RON HUB­BARD HOUSE

Free tours of the Found­ing Church of Scien­tol­ogy as it looked when the au­thor, ex­plorer, avi­a­tor and hu­man­i­tar­ian lived and worked here. Daily 10 am- 6 pm. 1812 19th St. NW, 202.234.7490 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle

MOUNT VER­NON

Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s river­side es­tate, with 14 rooms fur­nished per a 1799 in­ven­tory. The first cou­ple’s tomb, gar­dens, a black­smith shop, re­con­structed slave cabin. High-tech Ford Ori­en­ta­tion Cen­ter and Don­ald W. Reynolds Museum and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, fea­tur­ing “Be Wash­ing­ton” in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence, plus new film with 4- D ef­fects. Check web­site for sea­sonal hours. $20, se­niors $16, chil­dren (6-11) $9, un­der 6 free. Dis­count pack­ages avail­able. Free park­ing. 3200 Mount Ver­non Me­mo­rial High­way, Alexan­dria, Va., 703.780.2000

PRES­I­DENT LIN­COLN’S COT­TAGE

Re­stored re­treat where Lin­coln drafted the Eman­ci­pa­tion Procla­ma­tion, site deemed a na­tional mon- ument by Bill Clin­ton in 2000. Tour guides with in­ter­ac­tive tablet tech­nol­ogy lead­ing hour-long tours. Ed­u­ca­tion cen­ter with on­go­ing free ex­hibits. Guided tours only, reser­va­tions on­line. M-Sa first tour 10 am, last tour 3 pm. Vis­i­tor Cen­ter M-Sa 9:30 am4:30 pm; Su 10:30 am- 4:30 pm. $15, mil­i­tary $12, chil­dren (612) $5. 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, 202.829.0436

TU­DOR PLACE

Neo­clas­si­cal (1816) Ge­orge­town man­sion, home of Martha Wash­ing­ton’s grand­daugh­ter, and 5.5-acre gar­dens. Na­tional His­toric Land­mark with largest col­lec­tion of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s per­sonal items other than at Mount Ver­non. Gar­den tours ($3). Guided tours on the hour. Tu-Sa 10 am- 4 pm, Su noon4 pm. $10, se­niors/col­lege stu­dents/mil­i­tary $8, stu­dents (5-17) $3, un­der 5 free. Self­guided gar­den- only tour $3. 1644 31st St. NW, 202.965.0400

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