House and Garden Tour

2018 CHRS House & Garden Tour:

The CHRS 61st annual House & Garden Tour will take place Mothers Day weekend, May 12 & 13, 2018. Saturday, 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Tour proceeds fund CHRS’s activities including advice for home owners,  walking tours, and community forums.

The Tour footprint lies south of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE around Brent Elementary School and Providence Park, from New Jersey Avenue to 7th Street, SE. More details incl. photos & addresses

On both May 12 & 13, the American Legion Kenneth Nash Post 8 at 224 D St. SE will serve as a refreshment stop and ticket outlet.

Closest Metros:  Capitol South & Eastern Market

Tickets:
Advance (through 5 p.m. May 11) …….. $35
Regular (May 12 & 13) ………………………. $40
Member Discount (through April 22) … $30 -Limit 4 per member

Where to purchase tickets:
Outside Eastern Market – Saturdays and Sundays, April 21 thru tour weekend
Online at CHRS.org
These local retail establishments:

Berkshire Hathaway, 216 7th St. SE ……………………………………….. 608-1880  (cash/check/credit card)
Coldwell Banker, 605 Pennsylvania Ave., SE …………………………… 546-6321  (cash/check/credit card)
Groovy Cards & Gifts, 321 7th St. SE ……………………………………… 544-6633  (cash/check only)
Hill’s Kitchen, 713 D St. SE ………………………………………………………. 543-1997  (cash/check only)
Kashmir at Union Station ………………………………………………………. 789-8880  (cash/check only)
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE …………… 544-1059  (cash/check/credit card)
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE  543-3893  (check only)
East City Books, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #100 SE …………………. 290-1636  (cash/check only)
Frager’s Hardware, 1323 E St. SE ……………………………………………… 543-6157  (cash/check only)

May 12 – 13 only, during tour hours:
American Legion (purchase: cash/check/credit card & “will call”)
All homes on the tour (purchase: cash or check only)

Platinum Sponsor:
Gold Sponsors:
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Silver Sponsors:
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2017 CHRS House & Garden Tour (Last Year):

The CHRS 60th annual House & Garden Tour took place Mothers Day weekend, May 13 & 14, 2017. Saturday, 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Tour photos Read More  Photo Contest

The 2016 Tour:

The CHRS 59th annual House & Garden Tour returned to the oldest commercial district on the Hill: Barracks Row.  Named for the Marine Corps Barracks, which was placed on Eighth Street at President Jefferson’s personal direction to shield the Capitol in the event a British invasion overwhelmed the Navy Yard. With both the Capitol Building and the new Navy Yard under construction in 1801, Eighth Street was the center of commerce for the new Federal city.  Working class housing sprang up to house the carpenters, stone masons, and plasterers flooding to the District followed by higher end Victorian bay fronts and turreted end-units as the city became established and the government took up residence.

Centered on Eighth Street, the tour includes 5th Street to 11th Street, and Virginia Avenue to South Carolina Avenue.  The footprint includes the Marine Barracks, Marion Park, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, The Hill Center, Tyler Elementary School, Eastern Market Metro, Seward Square, and Pennsylvania Avenue.  Barracks Row continues to add an exciting array of new eateries with unique appeals – many of which offered discounts to tour goers. Photos  Read More

 

Our volunteer-driven organization helps protect Capitol Hill’s residential character and the House & Garden Tour is our largest and oldest fund raiser. Known as “the guardians of Capitol Hill”, CHRS works actively to keep Capitol Hill “A Community of Choice” and to protect the integrity of the largest historic Victorian district in our country.

The 2015 Tour:

The 58th annual House & Garden Tour centered on the New Northeast – a Neighborhood on the Move! Long the quiet side of Capitol Hill, Northeast has been the focus of intense commercial development over the last few years. This tour included long established homes along East Capitol Street over to some refurbished old homes clustered around 6th & E, and a few more closer to the new H Street. Read More

The 2014 Tour:

The 57th Annual House & Garden Tour was held the traditional Mother’s Day Week-end (May 10 & 11), 2014, and carried the following theme: ” Capitol Hill, A Community of Choice, A History to Explore”.

2013 H&GT

 

 

 

 

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