House and Garden Tour

2020 CHRS House & Garden Tour: 

The CHRS 63rd annual House & Garden Tour will take place September 12 & 13, 2020. Saturday, 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. [rescheduled from Mother’s Day weekend]. Tour proceeds fund CHRS’s activities including advice for home owners,  walking tours, and community forums.  The Tour footprint lies between 3rd and 10th Streets, south of Pennsylvania Avenue.  More details incl. addresses and photos of properties. Closest Metros:  Capitol South and Eastern Market.

Tickets:     
Advance (through 5 p.m. September 11) ………. $35
Regular (September 12 & 13) ………………………. $40
Member Discount (through August13) … $30 -Limit 4 per member

Ticket sales and donations for 2020 House Tour 

Tickets will be available mid-August at the locations below:

Where to purchase tickets:
Outside Eastern Market – on Saturdays in August and September (cash and check only):
These local retail establishments:
Berkshire Hathaway, 216 7th St. SE ……………………………………….. 608-1880 (cash/check)
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)
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE …………… 544-1059  (cash/check/credit card)

September 12 & 13 only, during tour hours:
Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (purchase: cash/check/credit card & “will call”)
All homes on the tour (purchase: cash or check only)

Platinum Sponsor:
Silver Sponsors:
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2019 CHRS House & Garden Tour (last year):

The CHRS 62nd annual House & Garden Tour took place Mothers Day weekend, May 11 & 12, 2019. 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 between 10th and 13th Streets from Constitution Avenue NE to E Street SE. Tour Photos More details incl. photos & addresses. On both May 11 & 12, The Corner Store at 900 South Carolina Ave. SE will serve as a refreshment stop and ticket outlet. Closest Metro:  Eastern Market.   Illustrated Brochure, Hill Rag Article

Tickets:     
Advance (through 5 p.m. May 10) …….. $35

Regular (May 11 & 12) ………………………. $40
Member Discount (through April 14) … $30 -Limit 4 per member

Where to purchase tickets:
Outside Eastern Market – Saturday May 11
Ticket sales have ended for 2019 

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)
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE …………… 544-1059  (cash/check/credit card)

May 11 – 12 only, during tour hours:
The Corner Store (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:
   

2018 CHRS House & Garden Tour:

The CHRS 61st annual House & Garden Tour took 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. 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. 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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