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.

The 2018 House and Garden Tour Committee has begun planning this annual fundraiser. The footprint for the coming tour is the area around Brent Elementary School, St. Peter Interparish School and Providence Park. The American Legion Kenneth Nash Post 8 at 224 D St. SE will be a spot where participants can stop for refreshment. The Committee welcomes any leads or offers for buildings in the area to add to the tour. If you have a suggestion, or want to offer your own home, please contact Michelle Carroll, Chair, at (202) 421-8698.

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

  • Capitol South, Union Station and Eastern Market are the closest Metros.
  • Tickets are $40 a piece (May 13 & 14) / $35 in advance.
  • $30 for CHRS members (one ticket per member) deadline though April 23.
  • Tickets will be sold at the CHRS kiosk outside Eastern Market on Saturdays and Sundays thru tour weekend, on-line, at any of the homes on the tour, during tour hours (cash & check only)and at these local retail establishments (cash, check, charge):

    Appalachian Spring at Union Station 682-0505
    Berkshire Hathaway, 216 7th Street, SE 608-1880
    Coldwell Banker, 605 Pennsylvania Ave., SE 546-6321
    Groovy Cards & Gifts, 321 7th Street, SE  544-6633
    Hill’s Kitchen, 713 D Street, SE 543-1997
    Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Ave., SE 544-1059
    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE  543-3893

    Note: Hill Center is open the following hours for CHRS House Tour pick up of Pay Pal tickets, please bring your receipt.  Mon-Fri 9 am-8 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm.   For more information about ticket purchases please call 543-0425.  For more information about Hill Center please visit:

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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”.

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