Since 1931, the Georgetown House Tour has raised millions to support charities that serve those in need in Georgetown and beyond.
WHAT: On Saturday, April 23, 2022, St. John’s Episcopal Church will host the 89th Georgetown House Tour, which is believed to be the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. This annual event, which attracts more than 1,600 guests each year, gives locals and out-of-towners alike the opportunity to visit historic homes in a variety of styles. Some exceptional homes and landmarks will be presented this year, highlighting the charm and history of Georgetown’s past with modern design and architectural enhancements showing the evolution of the times. The self-guided tour begins at St. John’s Church, where guests will receive a House Tour Magazine complete with an interactive map and historic information about each property. Attendees will also receive complimentary admission to The Parish Tea, which will be held in Blake Hall at historic St. John’s Church, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to tea, coffee, and lemonade, guests will enjoy delightful tea sandwiches and delicious desserts made by St. John’s members and generous community partners.
Advanced tickets for this event are priced at $55 per person and are available for purchase here. Tickets may also be purchased at St. John’s Episcopal Church two days before and the day of the tour at 3240 O Street, NW, 20007, and are priced at $60 per person.
WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2022. Homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and masks are required for all guests. The Parish Tea will be served in Blake Hall at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church Georgetown, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 3240 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
WHY: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, has a long and storied history. The original church building was built in 1796 and completed in 1804. President Thomas Jefferson and Francis Scott Key, authors of our National Anthem, were founding members of the church, and Dolley Madison was a regular attendee. St. John’s has continued to grow and now has many programs for parishioners and the larger Washington, D.C. community. St. John’s Church is engaged in many outreach programs, which are supported, in part, by the Georgetown House Tour. Over the past few years, St. John’s has funded a broad range of human service organizations, including Bishop Walker School, Bright Beginnings, Cornerstone Community, Seabury Senior Ministries, Georgetown Ministry Center, Grate Patrol, Jubilee Jobs, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, Manna, Metro Teens & Pediatric AIDS, New Futures, and Joseph House (all in the Washington metro area), in addition to Seafarers & International House, American Near East Refugee Aid, Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and Honduras Support through the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.
Established in 2000 by Frida Burling, the Patrons’ Party is held at one of Georgetown’s preeminent homes. The proceeds from the party benefit the St. John’s ministries to homeless adults and children, the unemployed, senior citizens, and young children in DC schools.
The 2022 Patron’s Party will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 6-8 p.m.