Capitol Hill Restoration Society

More About the House and Garden Tour 2014

This Mother’s Day, come explore Our Homes, Our Gardens and Our History
Saturday May 10 from four to seven p.m.
Sunday May 11 from twelve until five p.m.

Mother’s Day Weekend. Mothers (and Fathers) coming to visit? Children (and grandchildren) coming to visit? Give them a tour of the Hill. Show them how the Hill has evolved from its largely Victorian roots to a more modern brand of living. No horses in the carriage houses (but some very nice cars). No wood stoves left to care for, but some excellent kitchens straight out of Vogue (and other design magazines). Baths too! Visit the twelve homes (and a garden) on the 57th Annual Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour. It is a walkable mile and quarter between 3rd and Ninth streets east and Constitution south to Independence.

Several of the owners have lived and traveled extensively overseas and their décor, from paintings and lithographs to wall hangings and furniture represents the places they have lived and visited.

Almost half of the homes have been very recently and extensively renovated which means that there will a number of new bathrooms and kitchens on display along with information about architects, craftsmen and appliances.

The gardens include one with an unusually large pond, a carefully designed rear garden developed by the owner, who is a landscape designer by training, and a garden which is large enough to share fences with seven other properties. There is a green roof garden on a carriage house that is open for those who wish to visit. The homes:                                  2014 Catalog of Homes & Gardens (10.8MB)

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21 Fifth Street SE
515 East Capitol Street SE
606 A Street SE
200 Sixth Street SE
608 Independence Avenue SE (formerly B Street SE)
101 Eighth Street SE
814 A Street SE (garden only)
826 A Street SE
19 Ninth Street SE
628 East Capitol NE
619 Constitution Avenue NE (formerly B Street NE)
22 Third Street NE
201 Fourth Street SE – Refreshment Break (Sunday only)

Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 the weekend of the tour. Your ticket is good for both days.

Purchase Tickets online via email/Paypal

House Tour 14 mail-in/phone  order form

Local Ticket Outlets from April 14:

Appalachian Spring Union Station 682-0505
Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave., SE 546-6321
Groovy dc 323 7th Street, SE 544-6633
Hill’s Kitchen 713 D Street, SE 543-1997
Homebody 715 8th Street, SE 544-8445
Prudential Pen Fed Realty 216 7th Street, SE 608-1880
Riverby Books 417 E. Capitol Street, SE 543-4342
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.  Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-8 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm.  Tickets may also be purchased at the houses on the tour, cash and check only.  For more information about ticket purchases please call 543-0425.  For more information about Hill Center please visit:

Eastern Market Ticket Booth:
May 10-11, 10 am – 4 pm

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