Capitol Hill Restoration Society

House and Garden Tour

Each year since 1958, CHRS has organized a tour of homes, gardens and other structures on Capitol Hill. This annual event, held every Mother’s Day weekend, showcases approximately ten renovated/restored buildings in this 200-year-old community.

2024 CHRS Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour: 

The 67th annual event will be held Saturday & Sunday, May 11 (4-7 pm) & May 12 (1-5pm).  Tickets ($40 in advance; $50 weekend of) are available for sale through Eventbrite.  More information on this year’s tour.

The artwork on this year’s catalogue and poster was created and donated by Capitol Hill photographer, Rindy O’Brien.

Thanks to the community for keeping CHRS part of Capitol Hill for 68 years! If you haven’t yet, please become a member.  And many thanks to our sponsors:


Past House Tour Brochures

This past year’s (2023) CHRS Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour: 

The 66th annual event was held Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14.  View addresses and photos of the tour houses and event photos.

Thank you to our sponsors, the Rob and Brent Group, Michael Halebian & Co., Hill Rag. National Capital Bank and Chuck Burger at Coldwell  Banker Realty. Thank you to our many advertisers. Please remember their support as you make decisions on whom to call for services.

This year’s artwork was created and donated by Capitol Hill artist, Erin Thompson. You can see more of her artwork, including a print featuring the tour artwork, on her shop website at

2022 CHRS Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour: 

We held a hybrid event this year (May 7 & 8) – with a mix of virtual and in-person house tours and outdoor guided walking tours. View event photos here.   Tour details here.

2021 CHRS Mother’s Day “Tour of Tours”: 

May 8 & 9. Visit our free Artists at Home” gallery – micro-shows of work by local artists. Or check out Tour of Tour event photos.

Check out these self-guided tours:
Historic Sites Tour, Mural Tour, and our #StayatHomeHouseTour

2020 CHRS House Tour: 

We went virtual! Our free, 3-D, #StayAtHome House Tour is on view now.

You may also enjoy visiting to view mini-videos of Capitol Hill homes including a house boat and a repurposed warehouse.

2019 CHRS House & Garden Tour:
The CHRS 62nd annual House & Garden Tour took place Mothers Day weekend, May 11 & 12, 2019.   Illustrated Brochure, Hill Rag Article

2018 CHRS House & Garden Tour:

The CHRS 61st annual House & Garden Tour took place Mothers Day weekend, May 12 & 13, 2018. Tour Photos More details incl. photos & addresses

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

2017 CHRS House & Garden Tour:

The CHRS 60th annual House & Garden Tour took place Mothers Day weekend, May 13 & 14, 2017. Tour photos Read More

The 2016 Tour:

The CHRS 59th annual House & Garden Tour returned to the oldest commercial district on the Hill: Barracks Row. . Photos  Read More

The 2015 Tour:

The 58th annual House & Garden Tour centered on the New Northeast – a Neighborhood on the Move!  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”.   Read More

2013 H&GT

The 2013 Tour:

The 56th annual tour on Mothers Day Weekend.  “In the Shadow of the Capitol: Old Traditions, New Beginnings”.
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