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Tasha on May 20, 2019 said:

“O Mansion is a hidden gem in DC that has been around for a long time. There are so many places for your eyes to go,I know that I have to go back again. And thanks for hosting a wonderful GoT series finale party! We had so much fun!”


Ryan on May 20, 2019 said:

“Amazing hosts!”


Sally S Clark from AFG Group, Inc., on May 20, 2019 said:

“The awesome group pictures you took at the end of the event was my favorite part of the whole day! Totally unexpected, and totally fitting with our theme of going "weird"!”


Susan Bodane on May 20, 2019 said:

“We absolutely loved this museum. It was the second time in a week. My husband and I went and then brought friends. You loose the track of time and there is so much too see. Very friendly staff!”


Ric Miner on May 13, 2019 said:

“I enjoyed the food and the tour and I plan on returning in the near future. ”


Priscills from Butler, on May 13, 2019 said:

“Food was fantastic and staff was exceptionally friendly. Love the room exploration. We will be back.”


Casey Dexter from Purdue University, on May 8, 2019 said:

“Lady H and the Mansion on O Street are the absolute best! The staff was so kind and caring, the venue is spectacular and the food and drinks were beyond our expectations! Thank you for a wonderful event!”


Ethan Young on May 5, 2019 said:

“They were not kidding about secret doors, 2 is above average for sure! We got distracted by everything because of everyone and everything was awesome to look at! Worth it. Mere minimum of 45 minutes will go by fast!”


Jim Finney on May 5, 2019 said:

“Always a fun time at the O.The second time we have been there and always see something new.Would love to stay there sometime!”


Nancy Guerra on May 5, 2019 said:

“What a blast! Needed something different to do for my daughters 25th birthday and this was it! We did the Above and Beyond Hunt and really had a fantastic time! The sheer quantity of amazing and unique items was overwhelming. We loved the log cabin and the game room and the wine cellar! We are definitely going back!”


Daniela Guerrero from 3M, on May 2, 2019 said:

“3M's experience with The Mansion on O Street was outstanding, beginning with the personalized attention we got throughout the planning process and ending with the execution of an extraordinary private event. Our guests were thrilled to visit a place that was not a common destination for most DC tourists, and even with such great anticipation, their expectations were far exceeded. Thanks to the world-class staff for making this a truly memorable experience. ”


John Caldwell on Apr 29, 2019 said:

“My second visit, and we had an absolute blast, as always! Your commentator who introduced us to the Scavenger Hunt was energetic and well-versed in the mansion's history. Great job!”


Len Jaffe from Len Jaffe, on Apr 29, 2019 said:

“First time visit. Very nice venue for a house concert.”


Jennifer Parker on Apr 26, 2019 said:

“So much fun! Just as the tour describes, you get lost! But it was so fun! Definitely recommend to anyone! ”


Pet on Apr 24, 2019 said:

“What an amusing serendipitous adventure! Two hours exploring. Found this museum a great find in DC. We have explored much of DC over the years and must say, if you enjoy eclectic architecture and nostalgia, you will definitively enjoy this museum!”


Teri-E Belf on Apr 22, 2019 said:

“H, you are so kind and so generous to offer me a room as an hero-in-resident. A little get away does sound magical and I can think of no other place than your mansion. I am touched, deeply.And I would also hope to spend just a few moments with you and your wonderful energy which would make the getaway complete.”


Trina Kerns on Apr 19, 2019 said:

“Amazing! Loved every minute! The welcoming employee was especially friendly, informative and awesome! I think his name was Iso. ”


Marc Douglas Berardo on Apr 19, 2019 said:

“I just wanted to say again: thank you to you and H for opening up the mansion to me. It is a special place and feels like home. A perfect place for me to turn fifty. (The Big clay world turns and we get older, bodies change, knees give out...weird) You guys provide a heady and important service to musical travelers who need to write things down and make songs out of all of it from time to time. For that I could never thank you enough. Also, the laughs are always just right. Carry on. ”


Michelle Powers on Apr 19, 2019 said:

“This was a fabulous family adventure! Something you would not normally do on a vacation to DC. We can?t wait to return and find more we fret doors!”


Jamie Bruno on Apr 19, 2019 said:

“What a great experience!”


Angela Rikard and Aniyah Foulks on Apr 13, 2019 said:

“We had an amazing time at the mansion. Mrs H was the perfect host as were all the guides and staff along the way. The history and artifacts within the house are absolutely mind-boggling! My granddaughter fell in love with Mrs H and had so many questions that she didn't want to leave. We will definitely be coming back with extra family members in tow!”


Monica Roney on Apr 10, 2019 said:

“The experience was fantastic for all of the family. The foldout sofa bed was comfortable for our son and we enjoyed the king bed. The amenities are as noted and we were able to take in the surroundings. Easy Metro access and restaurants to visit. Local groceries nearby to provide our basic needs”


Small David on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“So much fun!”


stewart helberg on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“The Mansion on O Street is amazing. A true hidden gem. We were so overwhelmed with everything we didn't do much fo the actual hunt. We will go back next time we visit D.C.”


Mira Moehrke on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“Our group of 8 went in different directions... the search for secret doors completely mesmerized and entertained our 6, 8 and 11 year-old girls. They were highly motivated and discovered more than ten doors. I instantly detached from door searching because I was totally entranced by the sheer volume of collectibles, antiques, books, art, architecture and the burrow-like maze of rooms and halls that seemed to magically appear with each turn. The varied guests who have stayed at the O mansion is a ?Who?s Who? of cultural history. I wonder if I can entice my book club to drive the 345 miles. It would be a wonderful location to discuss a book by a local author or a bio of Rosa Parks ... this is truly a hidden gem destination in DC! I?ll be back! ”


Hadley Orr on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“Such an amazing and unique experience, would do this a thousand times over!”


Kate Merrill on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“We loved it!! Can't wait to come back and explore more!”


Clayton Wert on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“Great experience! Thanks to everyone. We found 9 hidden rooms. :)”


Stephanie Brunhofer on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“Eso remembered me from a prior visit! We love to bring out of town guests to the Mansion. It truly is a hidden gem in DC!”


Ashley Smith on Apr 8, 2019 said:

“It was really cool.”


Amy on Apr 7, 2019 said:

“Spent 2 1/2 hours poking around, having a great time. We found 10 or 11 secret doors. Would love to come again and spend the night.Great playlist.”


Dan Stewart on Apr 7, 2019 said:

“I've lived in the DC area for 25 years and didn't know about the O Street Mansion/Museum. We found it through Groupon and I'm so glad we did! It is an amazing, fun place to visit and the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. I can't wait to go back to try one of the other events and take friends and family so they can experience it as well.”


Debbie King on Apr 7, 2019 said:

“Fascinating, intriguing, fun, and historical, too. Loved that there are multiple hunts from which to choose! Staff was amazing! Beautiful artifacts everywhere, loved the themed bathrooms, secret doors, music, signed guitars and original art, lavishly decorated rooms and ceilings. Had a blast exploring alone today but will definitely return with friends and family.”


Barbro Miles on Apr 6, 2019 said:

“Always fun to visit the Mansion. I brought a friend from Sweden and she enjoyed the visit too.”


Kim Franke on Apr 5, 2019 said:

“Deepened and expanded my knowledge of this civil rights icon. The richness of the items in the home was overwhelming and wonderful. I enjoyed the whimsy, the diversity and the small, delightful finds. Highly recommend a visit for those who like to discover hidden gems in a city with extraordinary museums. This is one of them. ”


Abbey Eichler on Apr 5, 2019 said:

“This was a great experience! Super unique place in the heart of DuPont! Would definitely recommend!”


Eileen Hollowell on Apr 4, 2019 said:

“This was a fun experience for all 3 generations of our family”


Lourdes on Mar 31, 2019 said:

“Amazing experience. We only found 12 doors, but we were so into it! We has lots of fun”


Kristin Frank on Mar 30, 2019 said:

“Amazing place. It was so much fun looking at all the things in the rooms and sometimes finding secret doors. We found about a dozen so we'll have to come back and try again another time. Jess, who greeted us, was welcoming, friendly and gave us lots of information. A truly unique experience!”


Jessie Shourds on Mar 28, 2019 said:

“The staff here is so friendly and wonderful. I wish I could remember the gentleman that primarily spoke to us (did the introduction, fielded questions, checked on us when we would end up back on the first floor) - he was not one of the founders/owners, but he was great! Super nice and very funny. I could have spent all day looking for hidden doors. My best friend and I were a little disappointed that we could only find about 10 doors but that's good for a first try so I can't be too upset! If I ever find myself in DC again I will definitely be making a trip back here. I'd like to try one of the scavenger hunts. ”


Susan Zeiler on Mar 25, 2019 said:

“ The o mansion is a completely unique experience -almost indescribable! You just have to trust it and go you will not regret it! ”


Rebecca Bentzinger on Mar 25, 2019 said:

“Richard Bloch is a brilliant performer! It is wonderful to note that he and his wife, Susan, have given so much to the work of the Mansion. Their performances benefit the Heros and Artists in Residence programs - what a gift! The Houdin clocks are a rare treasure and so beautiful. Bravo Rich!!”


emma chong on Mar 23, 2019 said:

“This was such an unexpected treat. My whole family participated. It was very fun to wander through this mansion. We found several doors but I can't even begin to image where the others are. We would love to return. Also it looks like an amazing place to host a private event.”


Melissa Bradley. Managing Partner at 1863 Ventures on Mar 22, 2019 said:

“Awesome night. Thank you”


AnnLloyd Hufstader on Mar 18, 2019 said:

“I loved the laid-back nature of the event. Every poem read, whether Yeats or a home-spun one, was expertly performed and exquisitely written. The mansion was new to me and I loved being able to browse around the main rooms. A treasure in every corner!”


Christina Boehm on Mar 14, 2019 said:

“One of the absolute most amazing places we have ever been on the entire planet!”


Kenny White on Mar 14, 2019 said:

“I want to tell you again how much i enjoyed this weekend. I'm so grateful for the hospitality shown me by Ted and H. The entire weekend was a spectacle for the eyes and a total revelation for the ears!! I'm much obliged for that journey.”


John Belz on Mar 12, 2019 said:

“The mansion and museum are absolutely fascinating. We were glad we had a chance to look around before the concert in a very intimate space. Kudos!”


Susan Beckman on Mar 11, 2019 said:

“Amazing place! Great music! Will definitely come back.”


Candice Johnson on Mar 11, 2019 said:

“This was a fun activity to do for a long time dc resident who felt she had seen it all.”


Roger on Mar 11, 2019 said:

“Great performances by both artists in an intimate setting. ”


Laurie Thompson on Mar 11, 2019 said:

“Fabulous music in an exquisite venue! I look forward to returning for more! ”


Heidi Wangelin on Mar 10, 2019 said:

“My boyfriend and I had a great time with the scavenger hunt working as a team. The history and the staff are amazing and the artifacts are cool. Totally recommend.”


Jim Bradley on Mar 10, 2019 said:

“My kids and I loved the secret door tour! So many interesting things to see throughout the house. We would definitely come back. ”


Roy Beaumont on Mar 7, 2019 said:

“Perfect place to celebrate team accomplishments and create new memories. Outstanding service and F&B complimented by everyone's self-discovery of the Mansion. ”


Diane Hansen on Mar 3, 2019 said:

“As always, a great experience. We had guests from out of town and this was the first place on our agenda. They loved it!! So fun. Eventually we all got separated and had fun texting each other with our new finds! Thanks for such a great place. Diane Hansen”


Alexis on Mar 3, 2019 said:

“It was so fun and exciting ! Guarantee to spend all day there discovering secret doors and looking at all the rich history of the rooms! ”


Robert Donovan on Feb 28, 2019 said:

“Such a unique experience! Would highly recommend for people looking for something off the beaten path while visiting dc. ”


Drew Gies on Feb 27, 2019 said:

“Absolutely loved it. The best thing I have seen in DC!! We will be back! ”


Denise Hart on Feb 22, 2019 said:

“We had a great time - will do it again. It was lots of fun exploring and finding things.”


Janelle Swann on Feb 20, 2019 said:

“I had a great time celebrating my birthday with friends and family at O Mansion. The staff was friendly and the Rosa Parks tour was informative and interesting. ”


billy cummings on Feb 19, 2019 said:

“our visit was great fun. felix was a real treat the staff offered complete hospitality. thank you so much ”


Bobby Caras on Feb 17, 2019 said:

“It is always a blast to visit The Mansion on O. The concert was fantastic. It was great to hear Felix tell his story! ”


Beth Armagost on Feb 16, 2019 said:

“I thoroughly enjoyed every second of our tour and exploration of the Mansion at O street! Most of all, I enjoy the ingenuity and creativity of the people who make the O what it is.....a sustainable ongoing celebration of the arts and a way to give back to our community, in a big way. (The collection of donated items is such a brilliant and lucrative way to recycle treasures large and small.) I am thankful that you recognize and support our Military Community. It means so much!”


Scott on Feb 10, 2019 said:

“What great fun exploring inside on a cold winter day! Our 14 yo loved exploring the mansion and immediately wanted to come back for another tour. Our hostess, Jess, was super friendly, informative, and set tbe tone for a fun experience! ”


Allison Foster on Feb 2, 2019 said:

“I forgot how great this place is. The mansion has a fascinating story and is such a unique venue for events. My team at work needed a space to get our creative juices flowing and the mansion was a slam-dunk. We will definitely come back! ”


Mylene on Feb 1, 2019 said:

“Warm and FUN place to celebrate friendship, life and time together. What an amazing collection of art! Thank you, Ted, for being such a wonderful host!”


Jonathan Charles Peck on Feb 1, 2019 said:

“Love the people who have made the O St Mansion such a wonderful place to visit. I'll be back and plan to bring others with me.”


Becky Riggle on Jan 29, 2019 said:

“We really enjoyed the Secret Door Tour! We found 19 hidden doors and hideaway spots during our tour. What a great way to spend the day! ”


Sondra Stallard on Jan 28, 2019 said:

“As always, the Mansion was awesome and the venue for this great performance was perfect... intimate and friendly. The band members selected all of their instruments from those scattered about the Mansion shortly before the performance including drum, mandolin, guitars, and a rare double -necked guitar. Totally cool! ”


Rose on Jan 26, 2019 said:

“Kids had fun trying to find all the hidden doors and nooks. Cool to see all the memorabilia.”


Deep (just a guy) on Jan 25, 2019 said:

“The Mansion is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience! Having found out about it on Atlas Obscura, I knew I had to visit. My wife, my brother, his wife, and their daughters all loved the challenge of finding secret doors, exploring the memorabilia in the house, and just generally exploring all the zany wackiness mixed with impactful history. We'd all highly recommend the experience to anyone visiting DC as well as to those who live there and may have never realized this little gem exists!”


Macy on Jan 24, 2019 said:

“The Mansion on O team was absolutely amazing to work with. Lady H and her amazing spirit and warm energy is felt throughout each interaction, from working with Madison as we planned the event, to working with the day of staff. Myself and my colleagues had a great time and many are already planning follow up visits with family and friends!”


Ava Hendrickson on Jan 24, 2019 said:

“Definitely a place we’d go back to again! There’s so much to see that your brain goes on overload. Would love to stay a night or two in one of those fun rooms!”


Laura Boies on Jan 23, 2019 said:

“Love the Mansion. This was my second Lez Zeppelin performance there. Fantastic. Also the host and the bartender were extremely professional and on top of it all. And of course touring the Mansion is always a blast!”


Betsy on Jan 23, 2019 said:

“Super fun! We were in DC to see the Smithsonians and the hotel had a list of museums open. We were happy to discover you.”


Lisa H on Jan 21, 2019 said:

“We had a group of 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 children aged 8 - 15 and everyone had a blast. We found over 10 doors apiece and thought it was so much fun looking for the doors. We would love to go again so we can see more because there's so much to see you can't see it all in one trip. Definitely recommend for everyone!”


Gregg Hammond on Jan 21, 2019 said:

“Amazing event at an amazing venue. I was impressed on many levels. The band did a superb performance on instruments from the museum and created a strong emotional and spiritual connection with the me as person in the audience. ”


jacquelyn Sparks on Jan 21, 2019 said:

“Wonderful sensory overload, and the champagne was good, too! I loved the John Lennon memorabilia, the fabulous chandeliers and the quirky kitchens. I also attended a concert, "Lez Leplins" which was so much fun. I will definitely keep an eye out for future concerts. Great perk that there is a lovely full bar available to the guests!”


Ian Rothman on Jan 21, 2019 said:

“What an adventure! So much to look at! The items all over the walls and in the rooms were fascinating. Such invaluable collections. And our group found six secret doors, which made us proud! Will definitely return! ”


Gail Frances on Jan 20, 2019 said:

“Our event could not have been better. The afternoon was perfect. We were all blown away! Iso and chef were outstanding. The staff were so attentive and informative. Our group of nurses and doctors will be back. Thank you for a very memorable evening. ”


Ross A Gray on Jan 20, 2019 said:

“Awesome place - best museum in DC by some distance!”


BROOKE SIMON on Jan 19, 2019 said:

“The Mansion was so cool, my favorites were the log cabin room and the John Lennon room! Having the owner open the door for us...we felt like guests of their household..we will be back!”


Susie Markland on Jan 8, 2019 said:

“Dan is a wonderful instructor. I was amazed at how he could suggest techniques to people of all skill levels writing songs from various genres that made significant improvements while impressing to them any suggestions he made could be accepted or rejected. He encourage group participation too. I could go on forever. It was just great. As a music lover, watching the creative process unfold was just amazing. I hope you have more. ”


Wendy vandale on Jan 6, 2019 said:

“I would go everytime I visit Washington! Great experience!”


Amanda on Jan 1, 2019 said:

“We had a blast! The building is fascinating to walk through. So much history and eclectic decor. I only wish the party lasted past 1am! Thanks for a great time. ”


Lucille tanner on Dec 31, 2018 said:

“great fun for us and our teen age grandchildren our DC son will return We have also recommended it to friyeho will be visitin”


Dan Casey on Dec 31, 2018 said:

“My girlfriend and I had such an amazing experience and are looking forward to coming back. We've even talked about having our wedding at the mansion. Thank you and the staff for such a wonderful day!!!”


Cindy Wright on Dec 31, 2018 said:

“I can?t thank you enough for making my mom?s 90 and nephew?s 30th birthday so wonderful. You all truly went above and beyond with your kindness. From my entire family- thank you for giving us this great memory. ”


Cindy Wright on Dec 31, 2018 said:

“I can?t thank you enough for making my mom?s 90 and nephew?s 30th birthday so wonderful. You all truly went above and beyond with your kindness. From my entire family- thank you for giving us this great memory. ”


Cindy Wright on Dec 31, 2018 said:

“I can?t thank you enough for making my mom?s 90 and nephew?s 30th birthday so wonderful. You all truly went above and beyond with your kindness. From my entire family- thank you for giving us this great memory. ”


Kathy Fagan on Dec 27, 2018 said:

“The staff was wonderful, knowledgeable, and friendly. My family and I had the most wonderful time, and we will DEFINITELY be back to see all the things we missed! The magic show was a pleasant surprise. We loved the magician's comedic wit and his amazing vocabulary!”


Jessica Bennett on Dec 21, 2018 said:

“Unique and fun, hope to come back one day”


Any Garwood on Dec 19, 2018 said:

“I didn't know what to expect but I had a great time.”


Tim Touchette on Dec 14, 2018 said:

“Just a magical place and everyone had a great time. We specialize in furnished rentals and the furnishings of this place were out of this world. We hope hold a future happy hour there.”


Dr. Betty Uribe on Dec 4, 2018 said:

“As the speaker for this event, I found the location to be very convenient. The staff was superb, providing all necessary support as we organized this inaugural event for the benefit of the Museum. H, Ted, Iso, and the entire team were clearly dedicated to ensuring all the guests were comfortable and had plenty of time to enjoy the facilities prior to and after the event. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this venue a 10. Thank you for the opportunity to make a difference, I look forward to next time. Kind regards, Dr. Betty”


Shana Meyer on Dec 3, 2018 said:

“Having been to DC many times, we were looking for something off the beaten path. The O Museum exceeded our expectations. It was part treasure hunt, part homes of the rich & famous, part museum of oddities. Great art, interesting architectural & design, and the added bonus of seeking out the Scooby-Doo-like hidden doors!”


Casey Lubiniecki on Dec 3, 2018 said:

“Dr. Betty did a fantastic job speaking on her experiences throughout life. She is such an inspirational and open leader. The O Manison has incredible service from their employees. Constantly checking in to ensure we are comfortable and seeing if we found all of the ?must see? spots in the Mansion! ”


Marisa Wilkes on Dec 3, 2018 said:

“It was a great place to visit. Trying to find the doors was so much fun. We do wish we would have found more. The staff were great. ”


Martin L Gimovsky on Nov 26, 2018 said:

“The Mansion on O Street is more than an event space, more than a hotel; it is a place of joy, peace and thanks. Ted and H are wonderful hosts and deserve every accolade for graciousness and good will. The Mansion is a place that should be enjoyed again and again; every visit reveals something new and wonderful.Thank you!”


Kathy Smith on Nov 26, 2018 said:

“We enjoyed every minute of it! The food was delicious and the mansion is such a fun place to snoop around!”


toni talentino on Nov 26, 2018 said:

“so good to be back in the mansion and sharing it with my daughter. the mansion is truly my favorite hidden gem to show-off to visitors to dc. wil haygood is a great storyteller and a friend of my daughter.that just made the visit a cherry-on-top for my daughter. thank you for your unique gift of fun and joy and education. fondly, toni talentino”


Mandi Kirk on Nov 20, 2018 said:

“We were greated by a very happy and welcoming staff who directed us on how to proceed with our tour. I loved this experience top to bottom. There was so much to see we will be coming back. My friend and I can't wait to actually stay in one of the fabulous rooms. Overall rating is 5 stars. ”


Kristina Stephens on Nov 18, 2018 said:

“We had a great time exploring. I would love to have had a separate guided tour to show the hidden doors. There is so much to look at, you quite often forget to keep an eye out for those hidden doors.”


Beth on Nov 15, 2018 said:

“Lots of fun. Owners very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend to all ages.”


Lisa on Nov 12, 2018 said:

“My college daughter and I had a wonderful time wandering through rooms, hallways, and secret doors. We were enthralled with all of decor and art pieces in the themed rooms! We chatted. We laughed. We got lost. We had blast! Thank you for an experience we won't forget! We will be back with the rest of the family!”


Nadia on Nov 5, 2018 said:

“Amazing gem in the heart of the city! Fun & interesting way to spend the day with the entire family and friends! Definitely will go back.”


Leilani Conger on Nov 5, 2018 said:

“This place is really super cool. What an off the beaten path kind of activity! My hubby and I had a lot of fun exploring this mansion. They started us off with a little video about the place, then set us loose on the 4th floor. We were allowed to wander to our hearts content. The place is filled with an amazing collection of stuff that's eclectic and fascinating to shuffle through. We started to forget to search for hidden compartments, as we were just too busy checking out the 70+ rooms, all decorated differently and some in really eccentric ways! Even if you donât care to step back in time, or wander through a living museum, getting lost and trying to figure your way through the maze-like warren of connecting rooms is fun. Seriously, the only way I can think to describe this place is part Winchester Mystery House (in CA), part antique store, part museum. It was probably our favorite activity on the trip we took to Washington. So eclectic, quirky & unusual, you won't regret it. There's nothing quite like it! ”


Morgan Penberthy on Nov 1, 2018 said:

“I visited the O Mansion with my office at work, whom I'm very close with, and we all became even closer through our time at the Mansion! We felt warmly welcomed by staff, especially by H.H. (the owner) and the President of the Mansion, who told us fascinating stories about various items in the mansion and some of his wonderful life experiences. Searching for the secret doors, exploring the various beautiful and unique rooms (and the elaborate bathrooms - wow!), finding the hidden wine cellar (yay!!), and viewing some of the rarest and most special relics we've ever seen (personal photos from members of the Beatles, hello!) really made the experience a perfect way to spend our team building session. We enjoyed every bit of exploring and learning about that unique building, and in the process, learned much about each other and ourselves, too. Working as a team to look high above us to discover some of the most unique items we've ever seen really made me feel grateful to work with such an amazing group of people at work every day. Thank you, O Mansion, for bringing us together and encouraging us to play and explore!”


Nia on Nov 1, 2018 said:

“The Secret Door tour was excellent, it was a great experience. Not only was it fun to see the history and detail of each room as well as the secret doors they had, but the O Mansion itself holds so much history. The staff was kind, friendly, and inviting. I would highly recommend this tour. ”


Eva Jernegan on Nov 1, 2018 said:

“I love this place, staff is so nice, interior is spectacular, and the Halloween decor was fun. The sweets room was a great addition. ”


Fonda Stephens-Kelly on Nov 1, 2018 said:

“My second visit. My Daughter?s first visit. I had a wonderful time during each visit. My Daughter enjoyed her visit.”


Laura H on Oct 30, 2018 said:

“My nephews enjoyed the tour. They had fun searching for secret passageways and looking through each room.”


Mary Jo Rodolfa on Oct 30, 2018 said:

“We had a great time and we are anxious to go back and do one of the scavenger hunts. We loved the Halloween decorations.”


Feli Cameron on Oct 30, 2018 said:

“It was funny, good times and very entertaining..”


Ej marotta on Oct 29, 2018 said:

“Magical! ”


Dana W. on Oct 29, 2018 said:

“So much fun! Loved searching for the doors and seeing the cool things everywhere in the house!”


Andrew Prevost on Oct 28, 2018 said:

“Another amazing event for Halloween, had 125 folks there, everyone had the best time and thanks H and Ted!!!”


Suzanne Brick on Oct 25, 2018 said:

“The Mansion on O is truly the real Museum of American History. ”


Lynn Koiner on Oct 23, 2018 said:

“What a delightful surprise this tour was! Finding the hidden doors (I got 9) is essential to seeing all of the rooms. I got a big glass of cold Champagne too. This was indeed a 5 Star experience -- made better because I was not expecting this. And, Rosa Parks lived there for 10 years!!”


Ed Morrissey on Oct 18, 2018 said:

“Thoroughly enjoyed the mansion. Great architecture, design, artifacts, art and more! We could have spent much longer than the two hours that we spent touring and still only scratched the surface. ”


Margaret Harvey on Oct 17, 2018 said:

“So fun! What an extraordinary place...rich in history and so much to see. I found ten doors. ”


Kimberly Wade on Oct 17, 2018 said:

“The mansion was very odd but very cool! Those hidden doors are very hard to find but a lot of fun to look for. ”


Megan Redmond on Oct 12, 2018 said:

“This is my second time to the mansion and it was just as fun as the first! The front desk person/bartender was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I brought my parents and they had an amazing time!”


Kari Kilcullen on Oct 8, 2018 said:

“As usual, we had a wonderful time! There were new items to see, more secret doors to find, and the charming founder and staff! We will be back and bring more friends to introduce them to the Mansion. Thank you for existing!!!!”


The Girl Friends Inc. on Oct 8, 2018 said:

“Start to finish you all knocked it out of the park. What a stellar group of staff. I am still speechless over the dessert room and have never seen such an amazing display in all my years in the club!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart O Street one and all!!! ”


Renee Weitzner on Oct 8, 2018 said:

“My older daughter and her husband had not seen the Mansion before, so we ventured out to explore. I have been here before for concerts. They found one secret door! We had so much fun seeing the various guitars that are on display, the many rooms each having a unique theme, the care that has been taken with the objects in the Mansion, and the like. What fun! So nice to support artists and heroes like Rosa Parks!!!”


Kym Faulkner on Oct 5, 2018 said:

“I loved looking at all the collectibles while my husband focused on the hidden passages. Oh, then we would switch. How much fun?! Of course, we were "above average" finding 9 hidden spots. Will have to visit again with fresh eyes. The docents were funny and priceless.”


Ruth Mitchell on Oct 4, 2018 said:

“A really fun experience! ”


Lydia Ireland on Sep 29, 2018 said:

“Very cool place. My kids ages 7,9,12,13 and 15 all enjoyed it. Interesting family activity ”


Nicole on Sep 25, 2018 said:

“My friend stumbled upon this experience randomly after Googling "things to do on a rainy day in DC" and we are SO happy we went! First of all, this is hands down one of the most unique experiences I've ever had in any city. Everyone who has asked about it has gotten the answer 'it's hard to describe, you need to experience it for yourself' and I know for sure I will definitely be back. Beyond being such a unique venue and experience, I appreciated being able to explore on my own without a guide. Guided tours can be really hit or miss, and this is one place that I'm so happy I was able to take my time exploring without feeling rushed. An added surprise was the jazz concert, which was a BEAUTIFUL treat. It was so endearing to see the owners of the mansion there, truly engaged and invested in the experience that their guests have. This mansion and foundation is clearly a passion project, which makes the experience even more enjoyable.”


Fonda Stephens-Kelly on Sep 25, 2018 said:

“The Jeff Majors program was outstanding! We look forward to attending future programs and taking a tour.”


A. Norman on Sep 24, 2018 said:

“It was my first time visiting the mansion, and it was amazing. I? have been telling everyone about the great time we had at the mansion. ”


Kathleen DiPangrazio on Sep 24, 2018 said:

“I enjoyed all aspects of this presentation. Alice not only creates amazing works of art but is a delight to listen to! There was also room for us to question and discuss, I am a fan!”


Tammy Schane on Sep 24, 2018 said:

“Truly an off-the-traditional-grid experience. It was a great end to a DC weekend. I loved learning from the owner about the guy who found 22 doors in under 2 hours by relaxing and looking at what he liked. It?s like they say about finding true love: if you relax, stop looking so hard and live your life fully, love will find you. We tried this method and found 6 doors this way! Great concept, so interactive, and what you put in is what you get out. Highly recommend this tour!!!”


Melissa Sexton on Sep 24, 2018 said:

“This place is unbelievable and a must see! What an amazing hidden gem! ”


Marina and VJ on Sep 23, 2018 said:

“We love mansion on O! ??????????Every time we come it feels like home! Thank you to H and Ted, always! This is also our third time coming to the concert of TexManiacs and we would not ever miss it! It was fun. We also had a chance to dance while the band was playing their wounderful music. LOVE ?? ????”


Terry kahan on Sep 22, 2018 said:

“Amazing place!! So much to look at and see...i need to go back and spend a few hours just looking at all the books :) the rooms are all so different and the history is pretty cool too...need to do some reading on the place to find out more about it ...if we lived there would love to host a party there..the billiard room is very cool and the hidden wine cellar would be a great dinner party place :) I feel terrible I can?t remember the gentleman?s name who showed me around but he was very knowledgeable and extremely kind.. bought one of H?s books and she signed it for my son..her and her husband were ther and they are both very nice ...definitely a must do if in DC :)”


Rona Vaselaar on Sep 19, 2018 said:

“My friend and I loved the concert! The music was excellent, the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. We were able to dance together and have a good time. We would definitely attend an event like this again!”


Cassie Kuo on Sep 18, 2018 said:

“Such a fun experience looking for the doors. The magic show was a bonus!”


Bill Buzzell on Sep 17, 2018 said:

“Visited with my 3 kids and daughters fiance. We all LOVED the Mansion on O! Meeting the owners was a treat. We love having an experience vs just visiting, and this was it. Only downside was we didn't have enough time to see everything. We all want to return, I?d just love to spend more time with H and her husband. Super awesome people! If you really want to have a moving experience, and respect the time someone can spend on their passion, skip the touristy stuff and go to The mansion On O. It's a reasonable fee, and will worth every penny.”


Melanie on Sep 11, 2018 said:

“My husband, two daughters and I had a wonderful time exploring this lovely, quirky, and creative mansion full of surprises. We will definitely spread the word and look forward to coming back!”


Debbie Wisser on Sep 10, 2018 said:

“Absolutely one of the most fantastic things we did while here in DC! Exploring for secret doors and rooms was so much fun. The decor and floor to ceiling treasures in every room, nook and cranny, made the treasure hunt exciting . Go, see, explore, laugh! One of a kind destination! You won?t be disappointed! So much fun! Will do again for sure!!!”


Lisa Halvis on Sep 9, 2018 said:

“Such a fun place! Found 10 doors! We will be back. ”


Norma on Sep 1, 2018 said:

“great experience. highly recommend. ”


Kathy Hecht on Sep 1, 2018 said:

“Great! So much fun and excitement to be had!”


Linda Goodman on Aug 27, 2018 said:

“We took our 3 20 something year olds on this tour and we all had a blast!”


Jeff Karafa on Aug 27, 2018 said:

“What a wonderfully fun way to spent a couple of hours! So much to look at. So much to search for. All for a great cause.”


Brittany Lanier on Aug 27, 2018 said:

“I had a good time, found about 4 of the secret doors with my friend. The house is CRAZY big! ”


Kenny Brown on Aug 22, 2018 said:

“Had a wonderful afternoon exploring the mansion. Followed by a wonderful performance by Walt and Tina Wilkins, 2 of the most gracious folks you could ever meet. ”


Jane on Aug 21, 2018 said:

“We had a load of fun. Such a good time discovering hidden rooms. We loved all the rooms and the bathrooms. Would highly recommend.”


Rona Vaselaar on Aug 20, 2018 said:

“This was a really fun show! Rich was extremely entertaining and the time just flew by. Plus, the doors opened early so everyone had a chance to explore the Mansion! I'd definitely come watch this again!”


Christa on Aug 20, 2018 said:

“We did the scavenger hunt with the door search which gave an extra layer of interest to the day. Was a fun way to spend a few hours looking at memorabilia. ”


Heather Shrader on Aug 15, 2018 said:

“The meeting space was perfect and the food was excellent, as always!”


Renee Weitzner on Aug 14, 2018 said:

“We love The Kennedys! It was terrific to see them in this fantastic space!!!”


Samira on Aug 13, 2018 said:

“The O Mansion is a unique place, I wouldn't know if define it as a library, an art gallery, a museum, a collector?s site, an art space, a hotel, a labyrinth...or all of them altogether. What is for sure is that it is an amazing place, worth visiting while you?re in DC. I really had a fantastic time while I was there!! ”


Vivienne Smith on Aug 13, 2018 said:

“This was my first visit & will certainly not be my last! The mansion / museum is fascinating to tour, with so many interesting & beautiful things to see. The staff was very gracious, and the venue was perfect for a small intimate concert. Walt Wilkins & his wife Tina put on a wonderful show for us & it was a pleasure to meet them. "I'll be back!"”


Louise Chamberlin on Aug 13, 2018 said:

“We had a great time, a very unique experience all around (my first time to the mansion) and loved the intimate concert. It's nice to find such a warm, interesting event that's so affordable in DC. I'll be back soon!”


Ashley Munteanu on Aug 13, 2018 said:

“So much fun! My friend and I were initially discouraged we hadn't found any hidden doors in the first 30 minutes, but by the end of the day we had found 6. :) Everyone we talked to was SO friendly, and the place is full of little nooks and crannies. Would definitely come back again! :)”


Donna West on Aug 13, 2018 said:

“Walt and his wife Tina were so enjoyable to listen to. We could've sat for several more hours and listened to their music and beautiful harmonies and their stories. The Mansion is such a welcoming intimate setting and just perfect to relax and enjoy live music.”


Ted Legates on Aug 12, 2018 said:

“One of the greatest Museum experiences ever!!!! Planning a Private Cocktail Party there in the near future....the experience was a BLAST!!!!!”


Robin Orwant on Aug 10, 2018 said:

“So much fun! We could have kept looking for days. What an awesome find!”


Andrew P Carroll on Aug 9, 2018 said:

“As a native Washingtonian who only learned about the Mansion a year or so ago, I now consider it to be the greatest "secret" in Washington. And since there's so much to explore, I hope to come back time and time again. I also brought visitors from out of town with me, and, despite having toured numerous other well-known sites in DC, they thought the Mansion was by far the best!”


Sharon on Aug 1, 2018 said:

“We enjoyed it ”


Jordan Andrew on Aug 1, 2018 said:

“Amazing mansion ”


Pamela Riddle on Aug 1, 2018 said:

“Really unique and unusual museum. We spent a few hours searching through the house and stayed for the magic show afterwards. All in all a pleasant experience that I would highly recommend if you like unusual homes, collections, and secret passages ”


Vincent Jefferson on Jul 31, 2018 said:

“It already sounds like an adventure, but the real thing is so much more than expected! Amazing experience! Talking to the host really enlightened us to the history of the house and the experiences others had here. Not only is it gorgeous, fun, and interesting, but also impactful on the community and those you visit. Amazing experience. Oh, and discovering the doors is a lot more difficult than you think! Five stars! ”


Arnav Sastry on Jul 30, 2018 said:

“Fantastic art, memorabilia, books and knickknacks all over. Well worth a visit, super unique. ”


Veronica Gunn on Jul 30, 2018 said:

“Really cool and unique experience! ”


Shawn Murrell on Jul 30, 2018 said:

“I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved my time here! I'd definitely go back the next time I'm in DC. ”


Stacie Scott on Jul 30, 2018 said:

“It was an incredible experience, not anything that I expected. My 90 year old son in a 13 year old body loved it. We found out that looking for hidden doors was not the most intriguing thing about the museum, but all the STUFF to discover in each room. I would recommend this to anyone. ”


Kate Bailey on Jul 30, 2018 said:

“I'd always wanted to check out the mansion since I've lived in DC over a decade, and it definitely didn't disappoint! It was really fun to explore on our own and look for secret doors. I found more than I expected, and proved to my husband what a super sleuth I am! :) ”


Emma Morris on Jul 25, 2018 said:

“What an amazing place! Our 3 under 15's were really competitive with each other about finding the doors. 10 between us and we knew there would be a lot more that we didn't find. We had no idea what to expect but were not disappointed! ”


Secret Door Hunt Guest on Jul 25, 2018 said:

“We loved every minute of our time here. ”


Misty on Jul 25, 2018 said:

“This was one of the most fun things we have done in DC! A great break from museums, where you can't touch anything, to a place that invites you to touch and search for hidden doors and cubbies. We had such a wonderful time and plan to go back and bring friends. ”


Nicolette Seymour on Jul 25, 2018 said:

“We had an amazing time and found the perfect pieces to add to our home. Thank you so much for sharing the mansion with us! ”


Magic Show Guest on Jul 25, 2018 said:

“From the welcoming greeting at the door and introduction to the Mansion to the fantastic Magic Show, it was a magical experience for our granddaughter and us-a birthday present for her 6th birthday. She had a great time hunting for the secret doors (and reading all of the "this is not a secret door" signs!). When I went on the website to arrange for the secret door hunt to find out there was a MAGIC SHOW...Icing on the cake! It was her first (and she happened to get a magic show kit for her birthday, so she was "Primed." We all thoroughly enjoyed the magic show-he was personable and made it enjoyable for all ages. We had held our "after the wedding brunch" at the Mansion years ago and it was also a fabulous way to end that special week-end. The Mansion on O Street is a treasure for DC. Thank you! ”


Dante Gilmer on Jul 23, 2018 said:

“The show and the host were magnificent. Have more magic shows. Keep up the good work. ”


Secret Door Tour on Jul 23, 2018 said:

“My fiance and I had so much fun! The man who introduced us to the tour was so great, he was funny and welcoming. He explained how to look for secret doors without giving anything away and made us so excited to start! There was another girl working at the front who greeted us, upon chatting she told us she was doing an internship there. She was friendly and checked in on us a couple times during our tour. We love love love this place!!! ”


Kamyar Kadivar on Jul 23, 2018 said:

“Wonderful as always. The brief history of the Mansion given before the show was great to hear again... to remind us what an amazing treasure we have in our neighborhood. Thank you H & Ted. We had a great time. The Magic Show was very intimate and charming. ”


Jennifer Knipfer on Jul 23, 2018 said:

“We had so much fun looking for the secret doors. We found 16 of them (at least we think we did)! ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Jul 23, 2018 said:

“This was so much fun! A museum tour that's not boring; something for everyone. Plus, it brought up such great childhood memories, whether 50 or 20. Definitely a must activity when visiting DC. ”


Sherry Jahoda on Jul 21, 2018 said:

“I had an absolutely enchanting time with my granddaughter. The mystery of finding the hidden doors and the plethora of interesting objects heightened the experience. ”


Nadya Tretyakova on Jul 20, 2018 said:

“Great place to explore on a rainy day ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Jul 19, 2018 said:

“Fascinating fun place surprised you don't hear much about it. I found it on atlas obscure. Got all 3 of the red, white, and blue books. Fun insightful poems. ”


Nina Harmes on Jul 17, 2018 said:

“H and Ted were there and were so personable, both of them went out of their way to chat with us and make us feel welcome. ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Jul 15, 2018 said:

“This was a great time, definitely unexpected!! I will tell everyone to visit! ”


Cynthia Birdashaw on Jul 12, 2018 said:

“Every year we leave Florida in our RV and head out across the United States. We have covered all of the lower 48 states and almost every Canadian Province. My daughter lives in Washington DC, so we have also visited many times. Each time we try to see something new as well as the historic sites we have already visited. This year we found the Mansion and Museum on O Street and my daughter highly recommended we visit. Of the many places we have been, I must say that this ranked very high on my list of exceptional experiences. I loved the curiosities, the mystery and the surprises around every corner. I could easily have stayed all day and have already talked to my sister about returning. I'm confident that each visit will be a new experience. Love to all for this magical memory! ”


Rahul Krishna on Jul 9, 2018 said:

“Pretty awesome place will definitely go back ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Jul 9, 2018 said:

“So fun! This is my second time visiting and found even more secret doors than last time! ”


Jonathan Fox on Jul 9, 2018 said:

“Fabulous venue! This was my first visit - though I have lived in DC for five years. We brought friends who have been in Mt Pleasant since 1982 and they had never been. Wow! I hope to be able bring friends together to celebrate a special occasion at the Mansion someday. ”


Michael Parrott on Jul 9, 2018 said:

“Awesome way to spend a few hours! ”


Rita on Jul 9, 2018 said:

“This was probably one of the coolest things I've ever experienced. I didn't want to leave! There are so many interesting artifacts and decor and so many rooms to venture through. Not to mention all the secret doors that you can find. My entire family including Grandma and all the kids had a blast! We all can't wait to return. We are on a mission to find all the secret doors! ”


Starr Arnett on Jul 7, 2018 said:

“So much fun exploring the O! ”


Janice Edwards on Jul 6, 2018 said:

“Fabulous event, ambience fabulous. All my friends enjoyed. Way to go O Street Mansion. ”


Leah Kaiser on Jul 4, 2018 said:

“We had a fantastic time exploring the Mansion! ”


Cevin Bryant on Jul 1, 2018 said:

“Very relaxing adventure, great for families. Hosts were very friendly and I would recommend to give it a go! ”


Royal Wedding Breakfast Guest on Jul 1, 2018 said:

“Absolutely delightful and charming. Loved the eclectic rooms, donated pieces for sale and the Royal Wedding breakfast was lovely. Took my mother for her birthday and she couldn't stop raving about it. Would love to go back again- don't think I had enough time to see everything lol! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Jun 30, 2018 said:

“We had a great time. The staff was very very nice. Definitely will spread the word around for others to visit. ”


Tiffany Gales on Jun 29, 2018 said:

“The mansion is STUNNING! We only found 5 of the 70 hidden doors but the 5 we did find were truly magnificent! I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone visiting the DC area. ”


Emily Burelsmith on Jun 29, 2018 said:

“We had a blast! What a fun place! ”


Sheila Bechert on Jun 29, 2018 said:

“3 generations and we all loved our experience in this remarkable place! Would go back and take friends. Bought 3 books. ”


Hayley on Jun 29, 2018 said:

“So much fun! Super interactive and extremely nice staff. The experience is definitely something that locals and tourists alike would enjoy! ”


Sisc Johnson on Jun 29, 2018 said:

“From the moment I entered the O, I fell in love. Every step you take inside is a step further away from all the stress and negativity in the world. Not only will your imagination run wild, but you will be inclined to and even enjoy, learning about everything inside and everything that went into making The Mansion on O Street the most fantastic place on earth. H, Ted, and the entire staff at O make sure that you know that you are someone special, and within moments, I had no trouble recognizing that they are the most spectacular people (hosts, historians, hospitality pros, artists, culinary masters, and music buffs) I have ever met. For arts, music, culinary experiences, history, shopping, and the best time of your life, visit The Mansion on O Street. I have had the privilege of organizing and participating in a corporate retreat, attending Sunday brunches, concerts, and tours, and with every visit, I leave understanding that it was indeed an honor to experience the O. Not only are H and Ted the most amazing and influential people in my life, but their guests are some of the most interesting people too. Spend some time getting to know the place, the people, and the abundant history, that surrounds you, and you will fall in love. My life is more enriched, my mind broadened, and my heart is so much fuller because of the people and my experiences at The Mansion on O Street. Love you guys!!! ”


Mya Juliet Kyaw (Juliet) on Jun 27, 2018 said:

“I didn't know this trip was special until I realized I get to talk to the museum owner, H! Talking to H, who leads an interesting and eccentric life, was amazing. ”


Benjamin Joel Breboneria on Jun 27, 2018 said:

“It was an amazing experience. Not only because of the place itself but also it's cause. Aside from that, all the staff are all nice people especially Ted. Just so nice and professional. A must try. ”


Carolyn Rudd on Jun 27, 2018 said:

“You know how to throw a party! Several of my guests had not been inside the mansion/museum and were so pleased to have had that opportunity. The food was absolutely superb! The dessert display was award winning!! Just unbelievable. You have truly done a fantastic job with the celebration! ”


Vincent B. Orange, CEO, D.C. Chamber of Commerce on Jun 27, 2018 said:

“You and your staff were outstanding. The food, music, decor and the O Museum were excellent. The event was extremely successful and enjoyable because of the love and tender care you put into this historical magical experience. ”


Tom Cornett on Jun 27, 2018 said:

“Go to the Mansion with an open mind and sense of adventure. One could get lost literally and figuratively in this amazing space. This experience is much more than finding the hidden doors. For me, it was hearing fascinating stories, meeting new and interesting new people, and even finding solitude - all in one and 1/2 hours. You will want more time to explore, but don't get lost in the memorabilia and forget to look for doors as I did! ”


Coral Oylear on Jun 25, 2018 said:

“The volunteers and staff were amazing! The house is wonderful and we found 8 doors! That was really fun. ”


Anima LaVoy on Jun 25, 2018 said:

“What a one-of-a-kind wonderland. This place is filled with evidence of moments in American history and nuggets from the big personalities that lived them. Along with many others visiting the mansion last Saturday afternoon, my family and I spent two hours exploring a sprawling set of five townhouses FILLED to the brim with memorabilia of other people's lives. In an odd twist, everything is for sale - and I mean everything. Miss USA 1988 Tiara? For sale. Old comic books? For sale. Pewter warthog sculpture with caffeinated glass eyeballs? For sale, but sadly just out of my range. Ted met us at the start and gave us a brief history of the house, and how it has grown over many decades. He described the nonprofit programming, including music jams and short-term and long-term housing for resident "heroes" (including, for many years, Rosa Parks). Ted was very attentive, pointing out stories of artists and musicians in every corner and making the place come to life. He gave us a tour of a special hidden room I would NEVER have found on my own. Grab a drink at the bar and enjoy a weird wonderful afternoon here! ”


Sarah O'Keefe on Jun 25, 2018 said:

“Endless hours of exploring and fun to be had here! Such a fascinating story behind this place and the owners are wonderful. Highly recommend! ”


Ursula Kirchner on Jun 20, 2018 said:

“Awesome hosts even if they had a major conference going on next door to main brownstone. Mrs H gave us a personal introduction and told us her history and what famous people have been in residence. She gave us only one hint to start us off that there was one hidden door in the room we were in. My husband found it quickly and we were off. Haven't had so much fun in a long time! ”


Mikiah Taylor on Jun 20, 2018 said:

“This tour was awesome and filled with a bunch of secret doors. My 10 year old son absolutely loved it and asked me to give the highest review possible ”


Robert Knights on Jun 20, 2018 said:

“I have to say I was rather blown away by this experience. The sheer amount of rooms and all of the history associated with what is within the house is amazing! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Jun 12, 2018 said:

“Superior FUN!!!! Started out enjoying all paraphernalia in various rooms and quickly shifted to where are the doors mentality? ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Jun 7, 2018 said:

“Appreciated the architecture and the docent was great (Iso I believe). A fun way to spend a rainy afternoon. ”


Airbnb Tour Guest on Jun 7, 2018 said:

“Yesterday we visited the Mansion with little idea of what to really expect. I had planned this for my partner's birthday so he really had no idea what we were doing when we turned up at what seemed like a normal house. Once we arrived we were greeted and given a little introduction to the house itself and then let free to explore for ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the mystery that it entailed. We would definitely recommend this to everyone. ”


Mansion Event Guest on Jun 7, 2018 said:

“Each time I come to the Mansion I am always in awe. The concert was everything an intimate performance should be. There was humor, back stories of the music, audience engagement and great cohesion of sound from the music being played. Two songs in particular will forever more stay on my mind. One was the story of a failed marriage and the other was a tribute of a man who happened to be a husband and father. The song wove those three elements of his life into sentimental lyrics about his wife and two daughters. In as much as I enjoyed the concert my awe came from another aspect of the Mansion. You see I got another chance to stumble upon another treasure that has been right in front of my face. Like many who visit the Mansion there is so much to see. Often you pass right by something the first, second or even the tenth time. On yesterday I got a chance to really see the Mansion in all its glory. I saw depth of beauty mixed in with the gumption to even envision such a place as O Mansion. I got a real insight of how "rock and roll" flows through the blood of O Mansion. Like no other time that I visited has my entire body been engulfed with the passion and sensitivity once you walk into the Mansion. This time my visit left me with a wonderment that rendered me speechless. Even though my mouth was wide open in amazement. For the first time I saw a portrait painting of you and the photos used by the artist. So if you ask me how was the concert. I would say it was "a great way to spend the evening." But if you ask me about the visit to the Mansion. I will tell you "it was the best time I have ever had there." Thanks for the memories. ”


Mansion Event Guest on Jun 6, 2018 said:

“We had an amazing night. Paul and the team were absolutely fantastic. We really appreciate everything you and the team did. - We really enjoyed the treasure hunt - the team got very involved and Paul had to call us all back to have dinner - no one wanted to give up until they found absolutely everything! ”


Denise on May 31, 2018 said:

“The man who gave us our orientation before the tour was awesome! He made us feel like we had known him all of our lives and he connected with our kids, too! He certainly made our experience very positive from the start. I wanted to make sure that he was recognized for his great interpersonal skills! Our kids (ages 13 and 9) really enjoyed the experience. We had a great time as a family. Something definitely different for our kids to experience since we go to Washington, DC every year. ”


Mansion Event Guest on May 23, 2018 said:

“Just a quick note to say thank you for Saturday's Event. We got rave reviews and a good time was had by all! Truly a memorable experience. Hopefully we can work together in the future. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on May 18, 2018 said:

“Enjoyed hearing about the Mansion's history and exploring the rooms! ”


Lauren S on May 11, 2018 said:

“This was by far the best thing we did during our visit to DC! It was so unique and we loved looking at all the antiques. It was amazing how it was a functional hotel with real kitchens and bathrooms amidst all the secret doors, stairways and stacks of stuff. We will definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area. Thanks for the great experience! ”


April Watkins - Drag Show Guest on May 10, 2018 said:

“The show was awesome and the small setting made the experience priceless. Thank you again to the performers and the Mansion on O Street. ”


Debbie Steward on May 10, 2018 said:

“Very interesting and fun self tour. ”


Laurie Kramer on May 9, 2018 said:

“Food was FANTASTIC! Signature cocktail was FANTASTIC! Ted was a great speaker for the history of the mansion. The mansion itself is beautiful, weird, and wonderful! Many thanks to H and Ted and their staff. It was truly a memorable experience enjoyed by all. ”


Sarah on May 9, 2018 said:

“The event staff on the day of went above and beyond to make sure my family had a great time and that this day was special. We had a wonderful baby shower lunch. Thanks everyone! ”


Tammy & Wyatt Wilson on May 9, 2018 said:

“We heard about the Mansion from a friend that had been the day before and they told us about all of the music related themes and guitars, so since my son is a guitar player, too, we decided to check it out. We did the Secret Door Tour and found about 11 doors and my son got to play one of his idol's guitars. The mansion was the highlight of his trip to Washington DC. We had a great time and hope to get to go back some day. ”


Hillarie Ryann Hudson on May 9, 2018 said:

“Such a cool and unique experience. After you get done with all the traditional touristy things in DC, we were looking for something different to do. The mansion was perfect! Loved looking for hidden doors. ”


Beverly Whittington on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“Wonderful day, saw and learned so much almost felt educational... ”


Cheryl B on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“I was looking for something different to do in DC on a rainy afternoon and after an online search on many sites came upon the Mansion on O Street. I have lived in the area for almost 60 years and never heard of this place. It looked interesting and like it might be fun so I signed up with a friend for a visit. It was indeed a fun and interesting way to spend a few hours exploring this very different mansion with crazy collections of all sorts of paintings, books, memorabilia and very cool hotel rooms and suites for rent. It would be fun to have a group event here. ”


Penthouse Tour Guest on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“Terrific tour from well-informed docent. Plan to recommend it to others. ”


Marlene Voelker on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“Staff had a wonderful time. Thank you for making it special. ”


John Sheehy on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“An absolutely wonderful experience. I brought my parents while they were visiting, in order to stay away from the crowds at the mall, and we were not disappointed. It's fascinating and strange and fun, and everyone who worked there, from the cleaning staff to the chef in the kitchen were delightful. A can't miss whether you're in town for the weekend or have been living in DC for your whole life. ”


Katharine Owens on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“This was my third visit and I have found 18 doors. Also I finally found my way into the 5th townhouse. I was thrilled to finally find it. H and Ted went out of their way to look for an item I have been thinking about for over a year. I am very appreciative of their effort. I absolutely love my new art. I will visit again. I have to find more doors! I will also be donating my own artwork. ”


Tara Meade on Apr 18, 2018 said:

“We had a wonderful time. I've told so many friends about you. ”


Secret Door Hunt Guest on Apr 4, 2018 said:

“I had no idea what to expect, and I was so pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to come back and hopefully stay the night. I brought my parents and nieces, and we all had so much fun. Thank you for such a truly magical place! ”


Donna Millet on Apr 4, 2018 said:

“We brought our Grand kids (13 and 16) and they had a great time! They are still talking about the secret doors and everything else. We also really enjoyed the Mexican restaurant that H recommended. ”


Mansion Event Guest on Apr 2, 2018 said:

“Everything was absolutely amazing. Start to finish just fabulous. Food and chef was great. My friends and family enjoyed themselves immensely. Thank you all for a wonderful event!!!! ”


Karen on Apr 1, 2018 said:

“Its always amazing to explore the mansion. Thank you for the magical experience. This has been my third or fourth time and there is always so much to see. ”


Jason Perrine on Apr 1, 2018 said:

“It was awesome. Fun to see all the memorabilia, something different around every corner. My kids had a blast searching for the hidden doors and getting lost. Atmosphere was relaxed and happy, great tunes were playing constantly. Will certainly be visiting again, and stay for a night or two! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Apr 1, 2018 said:

“This was so cool - I'll definitely be back, and would love to go to an event in the wine cellar some day. ”


Secret Door Hunt Guest on Apr 1, 2018 said:

“It was a ton of fun! We found 13 doors ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Apr 1, 2018 said:

“It was one of the most fun and unique places I've ever visited. My two smart nieces were super sleuths on finding the secret doors. Going through the doors was like stepping into another worlds. ”


Hannah W on Mar 20, 2018 said:

“I surprised my friend with a ticket to O Street Museum for her birthday, and we had an absolute blast! We wish we could've found more secret doors... but we will be back! So excited to have found this gem - can't wait to share with other DC friends and visitors. ”


Character, Not Characters Exhibit Opening Guest on Mar 20, 2018 said:

“Every event at the Mansion is unique and that's why I like to come ”


Laura Johnson on Mar 20, 2018 said:

“We are DMV natives, but had never been to the mansion. We had a great time exploring this eccentric place! ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Mar 20, 2018 said:

“Our group of 8 (4 kids and 4 adults) had so much fun exploring rooms and secret doors. I was looking for the perfect best kept secret and this was it! The youngest in our party (9) mentioned several times that this was so much fun! They tired out after about an hour but I could have kept on exploring the mansion! My husband is already talking about it being a cool place to take some clients in the future! Thanks for a great time! ”


Carol Cakir on Mar 18, 2018 said:

“Mr Spero gave me a fascinating tour of his incredible home. I completely understood the ethos of how this building has been presented. I would highly recommend booking a tour here, and then allowing lots of time to explore and take in the atmosphere after your tour, revisiting the rooms in turn and contemplating the surroundings. If Mr & Mrs Spero ever visit London I recommend they go to the Sir John Soanes Museum. A very famous architect of his time from humble beginnings, who was also a great collector and his family house & wonders are there for all to enjoy ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Mar 18, 2018 said:

“Exceeded expectations. Anthony did a great job explaining the diverse history of The Mansion and my wife and I enjoyed walking through, seeing all of the memorabilia, and finding secret doors. ”


Jacki Gannon on Mar 18, 2018 said:

“We did not know what to expect when we booked this venue as part of our management team retreat. We were WOW'd! I was given the description of there's no place like this on the planet -- and truly it is just that. We had a wonderful time touring the rooms, looking for secret doors and having engaging conversation about memories evoked by seeing some of the items on display. We will recommend this venue again and again to our colleagues. Well done! ”


Ally on Mar 18, 2018 said:

“This was the coolest museum we've ever been to! We went for the secret doors but definitely stayed for the amazing collection of things they have around the mansion. We could have spent our whole day there learning and exploring. Definitely will be back next time we come to the area! ”


Adam Brock on Mar 18, 2018 said:

“Had a lot of fun. Having a list of items to search for definitely made the experience more enjoyable. ”


Priscilla Glasow on Mar 8, 2018 said:

“We had a grand time at the Mansion on O Street! We have lived in the area for 24 years and had never heard of it. Ted explained that they stay off the radar, so we count ourselves very fortunate to have found it! It was difficult to focus on the list of things to find because there is so much to see. It's no wonder that people only find a handful of secret doors! While we were pretty hopeless with the list of things to find, we fared better with the secret doors - my husband found 5 and I found 3. It was such fun, especially for a life-long mystery reader such as myself. Of course, 3 out of 70 secret doors says I should go back to Nancy Drew! H. and Ted were very welcoming and it was fascinating to learn how The Mansion on O came about. Their focus on creativity, the arts, and the blessings they have been given made it such a lovely and fun day. ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Feb 28, 2018 said:

“I really enjoyed myself and can't wait to return ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Feb 27, 2018 said:

“We just wanted once again to tell you how much we enjoyed this tour! The other touristy museums are great, of course - but this one was a true treasure! We so enjoyed touring and looking for all of the "secrets of the mansion" - and the memorabilia was so much fun to view and to photograph!! Thank you so much again for opening this very special place for the public's enjoyment!! You made our anniversary trip so much more special!! ”


Mary Rank on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“It was really fun and interesting, a bit overwhelming, but in a good way. ”


David Schwartz on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“My friends and I loved exploring The Mansion. We already decided that we are going back the next time we are in DC. My brother might see if he can do his 21st birthday there. I recommend this before all else. ”


Karen Moss on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“From the outside, the O Mansion appears to be a series of ordinary brownstones, but it is truly the most idiosyncratic museum I have ever visited! It contains history (Rosa Parks, J. Edgar Hoover and many others have stayed here), mystery (there are over 70 hidden doors), elegance and kitsch. Many rooms look like a giant flea market, and everything is for sale. And I mean everything -- from dusty old paperbacks to a dress Audrey Hepburn wore in "My Fair Lady"! We wandered around exploring in absolute delight for close to three hours! ”


Maggie Ratigan on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“We came here to celebrate our mom's 70th birthday and had a WONDERFUL time! Such a unique experience - a MUST if you're looking to do something other than monuments & museums. We also had the honor of meeting one of the owners, H! Will definitely be back again to find more secret doors :) ”


Heritage Beer Tour Guest on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“We had a great time at The Mansion, there was lots to see and it was fun looking for all the hidden entrances. I thought two hours was enough time to see everything that was accessible. The mansion was very clean too, it didn't have a musty smell despite all the old decor, books and trinkets. ”


Leslie on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“AMAZING!!!!!!! ”


Michele & Catherine on Feb 21, 2018 said:

“The Mansion is terrific! What a cool place to explore... of course one visit is not enough, so we will have to come back many times to soak in all the delightful decor, memorabilia, exquisite details, etc... The Mansion is a true and unique gem! ”


Nina Carter on Feb 13, 2018 said:

“It was great! Definitely an awesome and unique experience! ”


Donna Shimshi on Feb 12, 2018 said:

“My friend and I had a great time exploring the mansion on our first visit. Can't wait to come back and see more! ”


Katherine Gariti on Feb 12, 2018 said:

“Fabulous experience exploring the many beautifully decorated themed rooms and hallways. Especially exciting was searching for and locating secret passageways! ”


Hilain Hector on Feb 10, 2018 said:

“Great experience we found 4 secret doors. Played pool in the John Lennon room and the wine cellar is amazing I wanna have a dinner party there. Good job keep it up ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Feb 8, 2018 said:

“We had a wonderful time at the Mansion. A big thanks to Marie, who was so welcoming! We chose to valet park...what a great decision as it was pouring when we arrived. It was a great time, and they served LaMarca Prosecco...yum! Thanks for a wonderful experience! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Feb 7, 2018 said:

“It was a lot of fun! A very unique experience. We found 10 secret doors! The staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend. ”


Valentina Chegai on Feb 7, 2018 said:

“I loved the whole experience and yes, it is an experience. Will be back for sure. ”


Lami Jeffrey-Coker on Feb 7, 2018 said:

“My sincere gratitude for providing such a wonderful retreat from the madness outside the doors of the Mansion at O. ”


Ryan M Bacic on Feb 5, 2018 said:

“Our group of friends did a self-guided tour and spent a couple hours trying to find as many hidden doors as we could. (We found seven.) It was so much fun ”


Jennifer Duever on Feb 5, 2018 said:

“This is a wonderful place to visit. I will definitely recommend at every chance I get. Thank you! ”


Kirstin Dolan on Jan 31, 2018 said:

“The staff were friendly and helpful. Everything went as planned. The food was excellent. We loved looking for secret doors. Overall we were very pleased with the event. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Jan 27, 2018 said:

“Super fun mix of things and rooms. It was fun winding through it. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Jan 25, 2018 said:

“It's a wonderful place to get lost in If you're tired of wandering, pick a comfy couch to sit on and read a book. There are books galore! As I ventured through the mansion, I learned about H.H. Leonard, the founder, through her books and from the staff. She's an inspiration, and you see that throughout the space. I will definitely be back! ”


Susan Gallagher on Jan 25, 2018 said:

“Our first time at the Mansion on O Street to see a band we love - Lez Zeppelin. It was a perfect experience. We found easy on-street parking about a block away. Arrived a little before the "doors open" time of 6 pm, and were allowed to go right in and save out seats. The band was practicing, so that was a nice perk. We took a walk and ate a nice dinner in the first place we came to - also a block away. Came back and had plenty of time to explore the museum and have a drink before the music started. The Mansion is full of interesting stuff, and no nook or cranny is off-limits. The hotel rooms are beautiful. And the concert space and music were great - as always with Lez Zeppelin. I hope the mansion adds more concerts, and we can't wait to go back - to see Lez Zeppelin and hopefully others. ”


Oliver Dziggel on Jan 25, 2018 said:

“I loved the show, and was pleased to attend the sound check. I loved the entire property - certainly a unique venue in the world of hospitality as well as performance space. ”


Jeff Holt on Jan 25, 2018 said:

“An excellent, intimate venue. ”


Bruce Stover on Jan 25, 2018 said:

“Great show, service was awesome. We love your place and are glad there are people like you providing quality entertainment in an amazing venue. ”


Lez Zepplin - Intimate Music Experience Guest on Jan 25, 2018 said:

“Your place is awesome, filled with so many crazy and interesting things, it would take days to see them all. I loved walking into the mansion, hearing the Beatles, seeing electric guitars in every room, photos of Janis Joplin, Jimi, Prince, Beatles photos which I had never seen in my life and so much more and then, to sit down in a chandelier filled room to watch an intimate, rocking, acoustic version of Led Zeppelin songs played by accomplished female musicians with the audience in a sing along. WOW. It doesn't get much better than this! ”


Cynthia and Joel on Jan 22, 2018 said:

“Thank you for a great afternoon! The hat will be worn proudly at the Preakness. ”


Heritage Beer Hunt Guest on Jan 13, 2018 said:

“So much fun! Wonderful staff/volunteers that made it even more amazing! ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Jan 13, 2018 said:

“Much fun. Thanks. ”


John Leary – Hotel Executive on Jan 11, 2018 said:

“I'm back in the office this morning and all my Team can talk about is our visit to the O Museum which did in fact inspire our imagination. It's interesting that even in an industry as creative and exciting as hotel design, it's easy to lose touch with our "inner selves". Kenny's poem absolutely blew my mind as he is one of our most technical and pragmatic team members. I feel particularly grateful that you were able to spend so much time with us. Your insights into the museum and the wonderful magic that frequently occurs there were fascinating. I'm a closet musician and I fully understand and appreciate the universal power of music so the museum held a special meaning for me. I still visit Strawberry Fields every time I'm in NY on business. ”


Michelle Parrish on Jan 10, 2018 said:

“I had a total blast. I enjoyed the expertly curated spaces. It was truly an exciting experience. I can't wait to return. ”


Arlene Gimovsky on Dec 27, 2017 said:

“Mere words cannot do justice to my feelings regarding the Mansion on O Street. It would be inadequate to say how fabulous my daughter's wedding was. The event was pure joy from the moment we arrived 4 days prior to the wedding day to our reluctant departure 2 days following the evening. It was obvious that everyone on staff, from H and Ted to the Chef and to the Interns love what they do every day and take enormous pride in providing their guests with the best experience imaginable. Whatever I envisioned for the wedding was far exceeded by the actual event. Every detail was perfect; the ceremony room was intimate, the cocktail hour was flowing with food and drink, the dinner was beautifully prepared, and the dessert table was the ultimate in extravagance. The DJ kept our guests on their feet, and the lipsologist provided a unique entertainment experience. The bride and groom were ecstatic, the guests were awed and no one wanted to leave. Personally, I would move right into the Mansion and stay there forever if they let me! ”


Bryan Dombrowski on Dec 19, 2017 said:

“The house was really cool, have already started telling more people about it. ”


Angela Porter - infoblox on Dec 19, 2017 said:

“It really was a lot of fun and everything was perfect. ”


Amanda Woolard on Dec 3, 2017 said:

“https://youtu.be/tDKxeaXOAoY Let's see...a little about myself. I'm from NC and the only thing I love more than singing karaoke and making up my own lyrics would be my job. I am the Director of Admissions for a Therapeutic Boarding school located in the mountains of NC and it is so amazing and rewarding to know that every day we get an opportunity to help heal students and their families. I found my way to The Mansion as part of a hosted reception/event that was taking place while many of us were in town for a conference. I wasn't sure what to expect, but they had me at treasure hunt and secret doors. I love that The Mansion encourages creativity, challenges you to see beyond what's in front of you, and allows you to "get lost"! It was the first time in a very long time where I wasn't concerned about calls, emails, and text messages, but rather, I was able to enjoy those I was with and enjoy the gift of an unforgettable experience. Thanks for all you do! ”


Teresa on Dec 3, 2017 said:

“My family is most grateful for our Thanksgiving lunch at the Mansion on O. It was truly a wonderfully unique experience. This Thanksgiving, there were only four of us, and having our Thanksgiving meal in an expansive 19th century townhouse where others gathered to share the grand and delicious buffet, felt like we were celebrating with family and friends. We enjoyed the large selection of foods; including vegan, gluten free, and a children's section. After lunch, we pilgrims embarked on a journey throughout the mansion of united townhouses adorned with artifacts and all kinds of paraphernalia. The hidden wine cellar, log cabin suite, luxury wooden bathrooms, the working photo booth, and trying to find the 67 secret passage ways, were among are favorites. A big thank you to H, Ted, and their entire staff for sharing a very special Thanksgiving Day with us. ”


Rob Sheehan on Nov 25, 2017 said:

“The food was delicious. I only wish I could have stayed there all day and eaten. My niece and nephew loved wandering around the place. They didn't want to leave either. ”


Michael Pobat on Nov 25, 2017 said:

“The Mansion was awesome....the Thanksgiving meal was terrific and the Mansion is a great place to walk around....located in the heart of Dupont Circle it is in a great location...that staff are extremely friendly and helpful....I highly recommend a visit for lunch or dinner or a corporate event....I plan to go back to spend the night and really enjoy the ambiance...!!! ”


Shannon Olsen on Nov 25, 2017 said:

“Great place. Food was great. staff was friendly and helpful. Love to come again. Fun and different. ”


Thanksgiving Lunch & Tour Guest on Nov 25, 2017 said:

“Visiting the Mansion was great fun. The food was delicious and far above expectations. We really enjoyed exploring the place. Thanks for making our holiday special and unique. ”


Richard Rader on Nov 25, 2017 said:

“Overwhelming, huge talents in a small venue. Also, I was in wonderland, The Mansion on O Street is a dream world. ”


Thanksgiving Lunch & Tour Guest on Nov 25, 2017 said:

“We enjoyed our visit on Thanksgiving Day! I hope you had an enjoyable day! The Mansion at O Street is a special and wonderfully unique place to spend the afternoon. ”


Mary E on Nov 21, 2017 said:

“Everyone had a spectacular time, including the champagne drinkers! There is really nothing like wandering the mansion with a glass in hand. I can't imagine anything could have been improved upon. Zandi's friends and our whole family has been abuzz with the party ever since. Thanks again and know that we'll be back! ”


Briana Washington on Nov 21, 2017 said:

“Everything was WONDERFUL! Thank you all very much for your hospitality and first-class service. ”


Paul Sisco on Nov 17, 2017 said:

“I and my guests had a fully and thoroughly wonderful experience. For me a night I'll remember fondly for the rest of my life. I attended with songwriter musician and artist Heather Maxwell. A fascinating fun and intimate joy for both of us. ”


Magical History Tour Guest on Nov 15, 2017 said:

“We had fun wandering the mansion and seeing all the rooms even though I didn't find many secret doors! I was too busy looking at the stuff around me! Fun museum and interesting tidbits. ”


Debbie Crews on Nov 9, 2017 said:

“What a cool place! I loved the history the gentleman gave us in the beginning! He set the stage for us to have a leisurely walk through his house and to have fun with it! ”


Melissa on Nov 8, 2017 said:

“The Mansion was the perfect venue for our graduation luncheon. The presence of Lady H made the day. All of our guests were amazed with the house; food was great and the tours and time to network were all special because of the venue. Thank you! ”


Andrea Leeson on Nov 6, 2017 said:

“I brought my daughter and we had a great time. Not sure if we saw every bit of the Mansion but we had fun figuring it out. ”


Private Event Guest on Nov 6, 2017 said:

“A great experience and just what we were looking for! The food was good and so glad we added the cheese at the last minute. The staff was extremely friendly, including the interns, servers, bartender, and custodial staff. Would recommend this experience to anyone wanting a unique experience outside of the ordinary! ”


Karen Gordon on Nov 1, 2017 said:

“Fun, creative beyond imagination, and wild. Thanks. ”


Melissa Varga on Oct 30, 2017 said:

“Would come again! ”


Susan Foord on Oct 26, 2017 said:

“I had my 70th birthday party at the Mansion on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Everything was spectacular. All the guests enjoyed themselves so much and raved about the service, food and the entire experience. I felt thrilled to have my celebration with you and it was an evening I will not soon (or ever) forget. Thank you all for making this a magical event. ”


Hotel Guest on Oct 26, 2017 said:

“Living in my suite made me feel like queen of the world! It was so much fun. Thanks for your hospitality. ”


Farihah Sattar - DIT Solutions on Oct 18, 2017 said:

“Thank you so much for all your help and guidance. We really appreciate all you did for us. Our group enjoyed every minute spent in this beautiful mansion full of such amazing memories and history. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Oct 9, 2017 said:

“Staff is very friendly and enthusiastic! Great for big and small groups, so much to see! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Oct 8, 2017 said:

“Coming back to find more doors! ”


Richard Williams on Oct 8, 2017 said:

“Docent Tracy provided us a great tour, and even hinted ever so slightly which rooms might have hidden doors! ”


Robin Stinson on Oct 5, 2017 said:

“Thank you for offering this free concert. It was wonderful as was the entire O Street mansion experience! Bravo once again! ”


John Batdorf - Intimate Music Experience Guest on Oct 5, 2017 said:

“Wonderful evening in a fantastic place. The bartender was super friendly and made great drinks. ”


Tim Lorenz on Oct 4, 2017 said:

“I love this place and am considering donating my quirky collections of antique film gear, toys, and various & sundry odd-ball curiosities. ”


Alvin Stenzel on Oct 2, 2017 said:

“After the great 125th Anniversary Building Concert and Celebration, I went on YouTube and watched other performances by the artists. I was struck by the differences between the performances at O Street compared to their other performances, even the ones at the White House. The intimacy of the performances at O Street was worlds beyond what I saw on YouTube. The quality of the performances was not different, but the "feel" at O Street was so much more powerful. I think that speaks to many things about O Street, especially to the affection the artists have for H and Ted and the Mansion. I believe that when we talk about performances at O Street, that should always be mentioned . . . that an audience can almost assuredly expect to see aspects of the artists that they would not see in a larger, less personal venue. I love it at The Mansion and O Museum! ”


Nancy B on Oct 1, 2017 said:

“We had a great time - the grandkids were totally occupied looking for the secret doors and the adults enjoyed the champagne and hidden treasures! ”


Erica on Oct 1, 2017 said:

“I truly enjoyed my visit. The history, the tour guide, the staff...everything was like a magical mystery ride. Just fanciful. I absolutely loved looking at the all of the incredible items that decorate the property. There were some great finds in every nook and cranny. ”


Jim Nunally on Sep 28, 2017 said:

“We had to leave early on Thursday before anyone was up and about. As busy as we were I was unable to really enjoy the Mansion as much as I wish I could have. If I could have had another week I would have written at least one song inspired by your books H. Those insightful prose are inspiring. I especially liked the one I think was on page 62 or 63 about not being to blame for what happens to you as a child, that is a powerful message. Thank you for: Your caring Your kindness Your appreciation Your knowledge Your understanding Your support Your inspiration Your sharing Your open hearts For being yourselves. With love and appreciation. May the sun shine to brighten your days. ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Sep 26, 2017 said:

“We brought our two boys and they loved trying to find secret doors and clues. It was a great time for everyone! ”


Dan Foldes on Sep 23, 2017 said:

“We didn't get a proper goodbye with you, but I wanted to make sure to reach out and thank you for yours and H's hospitality with our group this week. Thank you SO much! We loved everything about the Mansion - the people, the decor, the secret doors, the music, the inspiration - and we can't wait to come back. ”


Jeff Streed on Sep 22, 2017 said:

“The museum is the best place we have visited in years. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Sep 21, 2017 said:

“It was terrific. We enjoyed ourselves so much. How great to think that you have provided shelter to artists and rising artists and others such as Rosa Parks. Tremendous. We will be back. ”


Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band - Intimate Music Experience on Sep 20, 2017 said:

“Meeting Ted and seeing the Mansion!! Wow, combine it with music from Nell Robinson and it was just fantastic! Can't wait to see more concerts here! ”


Jeffrey Streed on Sep 17, 2017 said:

“Just amazing. We stayed two hours but could have stayed two more. It was rich and creative. We found 7 of 70 secret doors and felt pretty good about ourselves! And the idea of sharing the space with rooms for short and long term guests and artists is such a open and trusting. We will definitely be coming back and sending our friends too. Thanks for being there! ”


Helena Ferret on Sep 17, 2017 said:

“Excellent presentation by staff member. Plenty of time to explore. A fabulous outing! ”


Kim Eley on Sep 16, 2017 said:

“Thank you for being a beacon of creativity, wonder, imagination, fun and play-fulness! Such a delight sharing the wonders of The Mansion with friends and family. Love you! ”


Madeline on Sep 16, 2017 said:

“We had a great time! It was really fun searching for all the secret doors. Also, the person who explained the "rules" to us was really great. ”


Tom Beers on Sep 16, 2017 said:

“What a fantastic evening, the mansion was a perfect backdrop for my wife's prohibition-era themed 40th birthday party. The staff were so attentive, no detail was left unplanned. Our friends (and more importantly my wife) have raved about the evening. We will definitely be back and so will they! ”


Marni Coleman on Sep 14, 2017 said:

“A wonderful time once again! My 5-year-old talks about "secret doors" all the time now! ”


Aaron Copeland on Sep 14, 2017 said:

“You guys were wonderful. The planning of this retreat was very last minute for us. Your patience was truly appreciated. Everybody had a good time and the planned outcome was achieved. We look forward to being frequent visitors to the mansion. You probably hear this all the time; but, we had a Great Experience. ”


Stevie Combs on Sep 14, 2017 said:

“A great night of friends and music! The staff were extremely nice and helpful and Ted was the most gracious host! Thanks you O St Mansion! I will def be back! ”


Kathy Matlesky on Sep 14, 2017 said:

“We had a lovely , lovely time at our son's rehearsal dinner. Your staff , your collection, and the magnificent food will be talked about across many states. I cannot thank you enough for your help. The weekend was so successful at bringing our families together! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Aug 28, 2017 said:

“This was a great Groupon find! We told our friends about it and they loved the idea as well. The volunteers are helpful and friendly. Thank you! ”


Debbi on Aug 28, 2017 said:

“We had a fantastic visit and plan to return again, soon! We have some out of town friends who will definitely be brought on a visit to the museum on their next visit. ”


Elizabeth Miller on Aug 28, 2017 said:

“I've been to the mansion several times with multiple groups. My guests did have a blast. I appreciated that there weren't too many ppl in the mansion. Just enough that I could mention here and there to someone leaving a room that I found a secret door in there and their face would light up and they would venture back to look harder. I will continue to bring guests to the mansion for many years. ”


Amanda Nave on Aug 22, 2017 said:

“It was super fun :) The champagne was awesome and the history of the place was super cool. You know a lot of memories were made there. ”


Jessica Maestas-Wilson on Aug 21, 2017 said:

“Awesome experience, definitely coming back and bringing the kids. ”


Don on Aug 19, 2017 said:

“The volunteers sharing stories about the house were delightful and informative. The house itself was an incredible experience: educational, mysterious, and fun. We loved our time there! ”


Gail Griffith on Aug 19, 2017 said:

“There's nothing quite like an evening at the Mansion. Wonderful vibe, great music and terrific hosts in H and Ted Spero. ”


Barrett Caldwell on Aug 17, 2017 said:

“A fantastic and intimate evening of great music, both very familiar and quite excitingly new. I have seen Esperanza twice before, and this is by far the most relaxed and "tuned in" that I have seen her, allowing me to appreciate what a profound talent she is. I had never heard Leni Stern before, but now I want to go and buy some / most (all?) of her albums. Of course, JD Souther's songs are iconic and pervasive, but his stories and his soul weaving them was a particular joy. Again, I had never heard Ida before, but her voice (and the spot-on accuracy of the duets with JD) was a true treat. ”


Carolyn Howell on Aug 17, 2017 said:

“The concert was a true phenomenon. In that intimate setting we were both entertained and transported away. Thank you to you and Ted. ”


Esperanza Spalding & JD Souther - Benefit Concert Guest on Aug 16, 2017 said:

“Amazing show, excellent performance. Excellent reception. Our first time there....but for sure not our last time! ”


Esperanza Spalding & JD Souther - Benefit Concert Guest on Aug 16, 2017 said:

“The performances were good. Esperanza was especially amazing, as was the woman who accompanied her. The acoustics sounded very good. Overall, a very fun night, and again, Esperanza was phenomenal. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Aug 16, 2017 said:

“A super unique time and the staff is very friendly. ”


Esperanza Spalding & JD Souther - Benefit Concert Guest on Aug 16, 2017 said:

“One of the best concerts I have ever attended and a beautiful venue. Thank you. ”


Christopher Walker on Aug 16, 2017 said:

“Friendly staff, cozy setting, good acoustics, and outstanding performance! ”


Christopher Latterell on Aug 16, 2017 said:

“Inspired indeed! Both the setting and the artists were simply extraordinary! What we found so charming and intimate, was the way the people in the audience -- friends and personal business contacts of Ted & H -- made the setting and the overall night something never to be forgotten. Speaking with the artists, engaging and encapsulating their music, their storytelling in a way that made it feel like Home for EVERYBODY. A truly gorgeous and fluid evening of laughter, shared expression and WHoa... AMAZING treats, sweets and devilish chocolate!! Thank you Ted & H., it meant a lot to share such a moment with you and your tribe of artists and humans! ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on Aug 15, 2017 said:

“Love it. So much fun! ”


Hotel Guest on Aug 15, 2017 said:

“I wanted to show this place to my kids. My wife and I wanted them to know that a place like yours is life, is culture, is knowledge, is peace! ”


Virginia Goodwin on Aug 14, 2017 said:

“Our visit to The O Mansion was a delightful experience. It was well worth the trip from Atlanta. The history of the Mansion, the amazing decor mixed with nostalgia, celebrity memorabilia, and the festive ambiance were unique and captivating. One visit can only provide a glimpse into a world reminiscent of T.S. Elliot's initial Invitation through the wardrobe. H provides a unique venue for authors, artists, collectors, musicians, brides and grooms and celebrants to enjoy those special moments in an unbelievably almost surreal "world". One visit is surely not enough. ”


Wedding Guests on Aug 14, 2017 said:

“Everything was fabulous! The staff did a wonderful job, it could not have gone better. All the guests were really impressed by the dessert room. ”


Greg - Julian Tours/ Disney on Aug 11, 2017 said:

“Thank you Ted, H, V, and the Mansion Staff - for your hospitality and service. ”


Espionage Scavenger Hunt Guest on Aug 10, 2017 said:

“An absolutely phenomenal and unique experience, I plan to come back! ”


Stephanie Ann Nagg on Aug 10, 2017 said:

“Loved walking through the mansion and finding secret doors! All of the decor was fun to look at as well. I hope to stay as a guest in the future. It was a pleasure talking to you H. ”


Teri on Aug 10, 2017 said:

“I was looking for something fun and different to do with my 86 year old mother and happened upon your Groupon ad. When I picked her up, all I told her was she had to wear walking shoes. She's an adventurous soul so she changed her shoes and we were off. On the metro, mom kept eyeing the map trying to figure out where we might end up but I wouldn't tell. On the short walk over from Dupont Circle she mentioned she hadn't been in the area in years but that we were near where her mother went to finishing school in the 1920s (the Colonial School for Girls). At the mansion, we were ushered to the bar to start our Champaign tour by H herself (what a lovely woman!). What an adventure we had! Every room and corridor was overflowing with creative charm. We had such fun talking about all the wonderful art, antiques, books, and knick-nacks. The crystal chandeliers were beautiful! Although we found only a few of the secret doors, the hunt brought out the sleuth in both of us. Thank you for a very special mother/daughter adventure day at the O Mansion. ”


Victoria on Aug 10, 2017 said:

“My husband and I had so much fun looking through each room and finding the hidden doors. We found about 9 of them so we want to come back another time soon and find more. The staff was informative and pleasant. Highly recommend this place and we will absolutely tell others of our experience. ”


Penthouse Tour Guest on Aug 1, 2017 said:

“H - you're a great entrepreneur. You've created a very unique experience for DC; would like to have the opportunity to donate some items in the future. ”


Sydney on Aug 1, 2017 said:

“A great experience for our first time! We came to celebrate our anniversary and it was a fun way to explore and work as a team and be surprised! We wish we could have had more hints or clues to find more doors - it was difficult but we found 8! Great, great experience! ”


Ashley Storm on Aug 1, 2017 said:

“We had a wonderful time! We loved how eclectic the mansion is and how each time it's different! Its a place that if you wait for a bit and return, it's entirely new! Would highly recommend. ”


Jennifer Ward on Aug 1, 2017 said:

“Will definitely be coming back. ”


Marie Gambino on Jul 27, 2017 said:

“A truly wonderful experience!! The best and most unique experience during our stay in DC! We will be back! ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Jul 25, 2017 said:

“Thank you! We truly enjoyed our visit! This has been one of our favorite experiences in D.C. so far. We took a Monuments by Moonlight tour last night on an Old Town Trolley. We were picked up by the driver at our hotel and we rode alone with him for a while. He asked us what we'd done and we told him about The Mansion. He hadn't heard of it before! He was interested and researched it on his phone while we were off at one of the monuments. By the end of the tour, he was recommending it to the whole bus! ”


Mara on Jul 24, 2017 said:

“I brought my kids to tour the mansion and we had a blast looking for secret doors! They loved it! ”


Sherif on Jul 24, 2017 said:

“It's a unique and intriguing place, full of mystery and quirky decor ranging from antique to modern, including a full log cabin. We had fun exploring and enjoyed looking for the secret doors. We found about 5 ... Would love to find some of the others. ”


Desiree on Jul 20, 2017 said:

“It was fascinating to see little pieces of history throughout the house. ”


Gwen Garfinkle on Jul 19, 2017 said:

“Loved it. Could have stayed for longer w/o kids needing to move on. Bringing back lots of folks. ”


Bill Eisnaugle on Jul 18, 2017 said:

“Amazing place. We had a fantastic time wondering around. Thank you for all the work that goes into a place like this. ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on Jul 17, 2017 said:

“What an amazing imagination to create this wonderful place. Could have spent hours looking at vinyl or old Life Magazines (comics too). We took some really fun candids. Staff was friendly and informative. Enjoyed the bluegrass music. Met other interesting guests wandering. Love that all the items were for sale and many of the proceeds go to the foundation. We'd definitely come back and try the specific treasure hunts based on theme. We had a great afternoon! ”


Richard B. Rosenblatt on Jul 17, 2017 said:

“My wife and I had a very enjoyable time. Staff and owners/caretakers were very friendly and we had an enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend and come back again. ”


Self Guided Tour Guest on Jul 15, 2017 said:

“I live in the city and I have visited the Mansion at least 6 times prior, and my last visit still felt like a mini vacay. I will continue to spread the word and bring more friends. ”


Hannah Hansen on Jul 12, 2017 said:

“Moved to DC a few months ago, and by far one of the best date night activities. Lack of crowds, exploration, and the feeling of being cut off from the outside world- so refreshing! I didn't think I would actually shop either... next time I really am bringing my shopping bags! ”


Emily Ball on Jul 10, 2017 said:

“Brought my boyfriend for his birthday and we absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for the lovely experience! We'll be back! ”


Chris Crooks on Jun 19, 2017 said:

“The Mansion on O was seriously one of the coolest places i have ever been. I have lived in Amsterdam, Paris, and Boston. I have travelled extensively and outside of the natural wonders of this world the Mansion is one of the coolest, fun experiences I have had. Highly recommend this place, will be my go to when people visit me in DC. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Jun 19, 2017 said:

“I took my husband here to try out something new on his birthday- we had a blast! ”


M. Jane Markley on Jun 19, 2017 said:

“Excellent tour. Ryan was exceptionally good and very well dressed. He made the tour special. Well done overall. Thanks. Have already recommended it to several other of our friends. ”


Bob Miller on Jun 19, 2017 said:

“That was a lot of fun ”


Ellie on Jun 7, 2017 said:

“We had a wonderful time exploring on our own! We will definitely pass along the word that this is "the" place to visit in DC, and plan on returning in the near future. Definitely a hidden treasure! Lucky us, we were able to have this experience. Thanks to all who had a part. ”


Sophana, International Finance Corporation on Jun 6, 2017 said:

“Our two day retreat went very well and everyone loved it! The food was excellent and staff were super friendly and provided excellent service! ”


Vanessa Hernandez on Jun 5, 2017 said:

“Great experience! All staff were friendly and full of fun facts. ”


Angela L Feeser on Jun 5, 2017 said:

“This tour was awesome. Thanks for being great hosts for my birthday celebration. ”


Linda Fecteau on Jun 5, 2017 said:

“Stayed the night in the St. Andrew suite to celebrate a good friend's 50th birthday. Us 5 ladies had a fantastic time! Upon our arrival we were greeted by V who escorted us to our suite followed by a great tour of the Mansion. We wandered around the Mansion searching for hidden doors and looking at all of the unique and quirky items all of which are for sale! Thanks Mansion on O Street for a great experience! ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on May 30, 2017 said:

“This was such a unique experience! The kids (and adults) enjoyed searching for the hidden passageways and exploring all the rooms in the mansion. ”


Patty Rangel on May 26, 2017 said:

“A journey of the self where many memories were triggered..some good, some bad but inspiring spiritually in the lesson of "Letting Go". What a treasure of a creative space! My soul was able to breathe. My mind was inspired to create! ”


Kimberly K. Parker on May 26, 2017 said:

“We loved it! It was the best field trip I've had since beginning my career at the college. Thank you! ”


Dr. Robin Belamaric on May 23, 2017 said:

“O Street Mansion is mind-blowing Lu awesome! It reminded me of C.S. Lewis - meets - Willy Wonka! This is the place my childhood self always dreamed existed - and it does not disappoint. Getting to know H through her relaxed and welcoming hospitality was an equal delight! Kindness, wisdom, character strength, and beauty radiate through the Mansion's visionary founder and hostess. My family and I keep thinking of events that will bring us back...treasure hunt, sleepovers, birthday parties, fundraising dinners, corporate retreats, etc. I HIGHLY recommend this as a Must-See Washington Museum! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on May 23, 2017 said:

“We had a fantastic time! Such fun trying to discover all of the secret doors and exploring all of the memorabilia and art you have throughout the house. Thanks for a wonderful experience! ”


Eve Young on May 17, 2017 said:

“My friend and I had a delightful time exploring the mansion. When we left we were surprised that our visit had been three hours because we were enjoying ourselves so much. Thank you for a lovely visit. ”


Aimee LaMere on May 13, 2017 said:

“I travel quite a bit and this place was a great find! Relaxed and intriguing place! So much too see, surely come back to actually stay and find more then the three secret doors we found. Hours and hours of fun. We were even offered umbrellas to borrow because of the rain which we returned after a jog to a restaurant of their recommendation, which was amazing (Asia 54)! So generous and kind. Love love this mansion! A must visit! ”


Carrie Pritts on May 12, 2017 said:

“It was so fun! We found 5 of the hidden doors. It's the little things that prove quality and attention to detail. I definitely want to come back and try some of the other events. ”


Andrea Barr on May 10, 2017 said:

“I enjoyed the suspense and challenge. Entertaining ”


Kera on May 8, 2017 said:

“I love that place! ”


Charlene Bolden on May 8, 2017 said:

“My entire experience was breathtaking and phenomenal! I loved it so much and guests all had a 5*Experience. Thank you ”


Adrian Nesta on May 6, 2017 said:

“What an incredible experience! The venue was spectacular, I was lucky enough to come early enough to explore most of it and I still felt like there was so much I had yet to discover. Truly a 20th century music/pop culture wonderland. Additionally, all of the staff were very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. As for the concert, it matched the energy of Mansion and was a moving performance by a talented artist. Made for an unforgettable Sunday evening!”


Kathy Dircks on May 4, 2017 said:

“Fantastic combination of museum and flea market ever with a glass of champagne and secret doors to find!! What's not to like?? Something for everyone. Not to mention it's a hotel that's definitely kind of quirky. Room after room hidden staircases!! What a find!!! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Apr 29, 2017 said:

“Our Group had a great experience at the mansion. All of the staff was extremely generous and accommodating. The owners are a joy. We were able find 5 secret doors/ passages and the hidden wine cellar. Even if we had not, this place would still have been a pleasure. Its truly a unique experience and hidden treasure in DC. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Apr 29, 2017 said:

“The tour was definitely a conversation starter. It made us curious and we perused the Mansion's website. We found more interesting information. My daughter next attended a concert and found out a lot more and kept texting me surprising factoids. We will certainly put The Mansion on O Street on our list of where to send friends and family for a bit of eccentric fun when they visit DC. ”


Kelli Ackiewicz on Apr 29, 2017 said:

“Loved it! Our students fell in love with your place. It is a true fun house for adults. So much to explore and see...and the history! They had a blast. I thought the pre-talk was excellent and really set the stage for the fun to come. Thank you for having us! ”


Laura on Apr 26, 2017 said:

“We had a great time, but next time we are bringing our curious sons, without them, we only found five of the hidden doors! ”


Mipso Concert Guest on Apr 26, 2017 said:

“Setting for concert felt intimate and warm but also with great acoustics. Mipso was really impressive. Great match for show and venue. ”


Thomas Doochin on Apr 26, 2017 said:

“Incredible time. Jonathan showed us around after the concert--what an ambassador he is for the space. ”


Mipso Concert Guest on Apr 26, 2017 said:

“The mansion was fun as always. ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on Apr 25, 2017 said:

“Overall, this was such a great visit! My company said it was their favorite part of the trip - they loved how inactive and accessible your space was for all of us! Thanks for providing a fun afternoon! ”


Adrian Nesta on Apr 25, 2017 said:

“What an incredible experience! The venue was spectacular, I was lucky enough to come early enough to explore most of it and I still felt like there was so much I had yet to discover. Truly a 20th century music/pop culture wonderland. Additionally, all of the staff were very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. As for the concert, it matched the energy of Mansion and was a moving performance by a talented artist. Made for an unforgettable Sunday evening! ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Apr 25, 2017 said:

“What an enjoyable experience! We loved the secret doors and were excited to find 5 of them. Looking forward to returning with more friends! ”


Self Guided Tour Guest on Apr 20, 2017 said:

“The staff was so pleasant. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously, we cannot wait to come back! ”


Denise Harvey on Apr 18, 2017 said:

“Spent Sunday afternoon at The Mansion with my sister. I had been there before and LOVED it again on this visit. My sister had never been and was visiting from out of town. She had such a great time that now her teenage son and our mom want to visit to try and beat the 8 doors that she and I found! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful building and all of its treasures! ”


Mansion Tour Guest on Apr 18, 2017 said:

“I am glad that I found out about your existence. We had a marvelous time exploring the mansion and trying to find the 70 hidden doors. We only managed to find 5. However, we enjoyed looking at the way you decorated the mansion. We hope to visit again in the near future. ”


Kathryn on Apr 18, 2017 said:

“It was cool to find various secret passageways and rooms. I like the theme rooms and some items that fit the theme. I loved the historical building itself and find that to be cool enough to explore. Will definitely come back with friends. This would be an amazing bachelor/bachelorette party location if you do such things. ”


Laura Cernansky on Apr 17, 2017 said:

“We had an amazing time at the Mansion on O Street. The owners and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We were given an amazing tour of the house before going to our suite. The room was fantastic. I would definitely go back to the Mansion on O Street because it is truly a unique experience! ”


Susie Markland on Apr 16, 2017 said:

“Wonderful songwriters, great music, great fun. Always an awesome experience at The O! ”


Alaina on Apr 12, 2017 said:

“My friend and I were not quite sure what to expect and the Mansion delivered the most unique experience! Our host - Vinayak - was a perfect gentleman and answered all our questions. Touring the mansion was our final stop on our few days in DC and it was the perfect send off. There is so much to see we can't wait to come back. Thanks again! ”


William Kinsman on Apr 10, 2017 said:

“I can't believe that a place like the O-street mansion exists. It seems like a hidden treasure and a must see of D.C.. The O-street mansions is one of the best places in D.C. to see the history and culture of the city encapsulated. Its incredible charm and unusual layout makes the experience of spending time in the hotel engrossing. I had such a great time on the tour searching for the rooms where certain musicians stayed or Looking for hidden doorways that I had to go through all the floor twice to make sure I did't miss everything! The hotel not only seems like it would be an incredibly fun place to stay but also it seemed like the staff - who were incredibly welcoming - managed to let people explore the hotel on their own without impinging on the privacy of those staying there. I also really admired how open and welcoming the mansion is with it's residency programs for artists and heroes which hosted Rosa Parks for many years as a resident! I! am really glad to have found out about the O street mansion. I only have praise for the staff and owners who have managed to create an incredibly unique experience that is welcoming to both those who wish to stay there and those who attend the museum tours or the events that are held there regularly. ”


Ann Beasley on Apr 3, 2017 said:

“We enjoyed our visit to the Mansion. We come to D.C. Each year for business And have seen most of the monuments and museums over time. This was something different and fun. First we were looking for treasure hunt items and admiring the Mansion. Then we were just looking for hidden doors. We were entertained for over 2 hours. ”


Guayi on Apr 3, 2017 said:

“Great place!!! We had a wonderful time. ”


Richard Arenberg on Apr 1, 2017 said:

“We had a wonderful stay in the Country room. Couldn't have been any better. We loved the O Street Mansion. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Apr 1, 2017 said:

“Loved it. Wish we had more time. Btw the man who greeted us was super helpful and friendly. ”


Self Guided Tour Guest on Apr 1, 2017 said:

“We came in as a family; 2 adults and 2 pre-teen boys. It was hard to tell who enjoyed the experience more. The introduction was great before running off to explore! We appreciate the coat and bag check. Luckily we were able to uncover 7 different secret passageways/rooms. Overall, great experience! Would recommend. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Mar 27, 2017 said:

“Mansion on O Street is one of my all time favorite destinations and places to bring people. Everyone I have introduced the Mansion to has loved it. From young kids to my mom. ”


Karen Cohen on Mar 27, 2017 said:

“The Rock and Roll Hunt tour was awesome, every room and niche is filled with memorabilia, not all rock and roll related but fascinating all the same. We were just amazed at the accumulation of noteworthy, silly, serious items, Janis Joplin's death certificate, guitars signed-we found the Springsteen one, dolls of all shapes and sizes, paintings, so much and ALL FOR SALE. I can't wait to go again! And I will bring all my visitors to this place, a DC landmark for sure. ”


Scott Williamson on Mar 27, 2017 said:

“Staff very accommodating and hospitable, especially the "bartender" who had only been there three weeks (working on his masters). very enjoyable. ”


Katharine Owens on Mar 25, 2017 said:

“We found 11 doors. Looking forward to coming back again and again until we find the rest of them. ”


Eric Taylor - Intimate Music Experience Guest on Mar 23, 2017 said:

“Loved it! Best concert venue ever! Thank you Ted and H! ”


Maria Pia – Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization on Mar 23, 2017 said:

“Thank you for such wonderful event!! My guests were thrilled! ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on Mar 22, 2017 said:

“We had a blast exploring the Mansion with our teenage daughter. There was more to see and to do than we imagined! ”


Danita Bass on Mar 20, 2017 said:

“We had a wonderful time and I'm still amazed by the Mansion. This is the start of a beautiful partnership. I know there was a lot of changes and you hit every mark, from the food to the meeting space and private setting. You also helped me stay in budget. Our team had a very successful meeting and I can't thank you enough. ”


Champagne Tour Guest on Mar 20, 2017 said:

“A must-see place in DC! I lived in the metro DC area for more than 20 years, and I can't believe that I found out about this place only two weeks ago. My girlfriends and I visited the mansion during a girls day out. It was great fun. ”


Chris Starr on Mar 12, 2017 said:

“Brought my niece there for the self tour and glass of champagne. We so enjoyed roaming the house and the history. All the lightening was amazing to think it was all donated. The guest rooms were fun and quite special in their decorations. The thoughts of having events there seem special and fun!!! The hidden wine and dinning room was so great. I can see having a small special dinner in there for sure. It was also very informative to speak to you and your husband of the love and work that was put into the home. Will definitively pass along the tours to my friends to come and visit. Also a special thanks for letting us leave our car at your lot while we went off to have lunch. Thanks again for a fun couple of hours. ”


Angel Brown on Mar 10, 2017 said:

“We had a ball! Thank you! ”


Christi on Mar 6, 2017 said:

“This was our first visit. It was really fun and very different from anywhere else I have visited. Overall, we found the staff to be very welcoming and the experience was positive. I will visit again. Thank you. ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on Mar 6, 2017 said:

“My boys had a great time exploring the mansion. The experience was unique, fun and a little mysterious! We had a great time. ”


Self-Guided Tour Guest on Mar 2, 2017 said:

“Really fun to see this hidden museum of DC. Plus, it wasn't too crowded, which was a huge plus. Walking through as self-guided visitors was the way to experience this place. Being self-guided allowed you to spend more time in areas that interested you, and let you find hidden passages, rather than having them pointed out to you, which was more challenging and made it more interesting. I think it would also be fun to come visit at a private party/event. ”


Graciela & Leigh on Mar 1, 2017 said:

“What a wonderful find in DC! We had a wonderful time exploring and observing all the things this place has to offer. We wished we could have stayed there for longer than we did, and will definitely come back if we're back in the area! ”


Lauren Wheeler on Feb 28, 2017 said:

“We had a blast! Found 11 secret doors and enjoyed every minute of exploring. We can't wait to come back for another event and hope to see the parts of the mansion that were off limits before! ”


Breakfast Tour Guest on Feb 28, 2017 said:

“The mansion is amazing, the staff are all gracious and attentive. The quality and presentation of the continental breakfast was good. Everyone had a great time and we look forward to many future visits. Patron comments - Great and unusual trip to a most interesting place. Truly enjoyed it. This trip was unique and informative. The knowledge that Rosa Parks lived there was new information for me. Wonderful! Spectacular - lovely. Different and tons of fun. Thank you! Really neat, unexpected experience. It was amazing. ”


Jon & Jennifer Worman on Feb 26, 2017 said:

“For so long we have heard wonderful things about the Mansion on O Street and we finally were able to experience it for ourselves. To say we absolutely enjoyed it would be an understatement! From our unique and eclectic room (Garden Room) to the impeccable and friendly service, the Mansion gave us limitless possibilities. 22 hidden doors, compartments, and passages we found during our stay! Can't wait to come back and find the rest. Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience, Mansion! ”


Amy on Feb 21, 2017 said:

“It was a very cool place and location. ”


Michele Atha on Feb 20, 2017 said:

“Thoroughly enjoy the mansion. It is a one of a kind experience. ”


Tour Guest on Feb 20, 2017 said:

“My daughter and I really enjoyed the mansion, it was much larger than we expected. ”


Anonymous on Feb 17, 2017 said:

“This is just a wonderful venue to see a performer. If you get a chance to attend an event at the Mansion, GO! You will not regret it. I have seen JD before, and this night was the best. An intimate night with friends and beautiful music in an amazing space. Awesome! ”


Christina McCurry on Feb 17, 2017 said:

“This was my first visit to the mansion and my expectations were more than met. After seeing the mansion on a TV show on travel channel I decided to check it out for myself. I brought my boyfriend with me and we had a magical day exploring the Mansion. It was fun to do something different for a change and explore a piece of history. We both love music and very much enjoyed all the different items in the mansion that showcase so much music history. We actually managed to find 5 hidden doors and were very proud of ourselves. We hope to return again and hope to one time stay the night at the magical mansion. Thank you so much. ”


Anonymous on Feb 17, 2017 said:

“Everyone at the Mansion was gracious and wonderfully hospitable. It is a beautiful experience at the Mansion the second you walk through the door! It could not have been better! The concert was pure magic and we are big fans of J.D.Souther. Thank you Mansion at O!!!”


Janice Dodd on Feb 17, 2017 said:

“It really was a wonderful evening...Ted and H are amazing hosts and I've loved every evening and event I've spent there! ”


Anonymous on Feb 17, 2017 said:

“You have such a lovely staff. It was so much fun to check out this very special place. Loved the intimate singer songwriter experience with JD Souther. I look forward to coming back. ”


Anonymous on Feb 17, 2017 said:

“Wow..last night was so incredibly special...the setting, the music, the whole event. You continue to raise the bar with these intimate concerts. Just spectacular....thanks for doing what you do! ”


Ines on Feb 14, 2017 said:

“Loved it! Enjoyed all of the details, secret doors. The champagne was such a nice treat during the tour. Had a lot of fun! Have lived in D.C. area for 30 years and this was my first time visiting. Think it would be an amazing venue to host an event. Loved the Rosa Parks and John Lennon rooms. but my favorite was the log cabin and the secret wine cellar! ”


Val on Feb 14, 2017 said:

“wonderful, fun place. Great time with my friend !! ”


Anonymous on Feb 14, 2017 said:

“Great visit! Loved how friendly and knowledgeable the staff was! ”


Jeannie Volpe on Feb 13, 2017 said:

“This was the most fun!! Elena was a doll. I'm glad I came at an off peak time. I felt like I had the place to myself even though I could hear other people talking. I will be back the next time I am in dc! ”


Anonymous on Feb 7, 2017 said:

“Absolute nothing like it!! It was an excellent experience. We surprised our friend for her 67th birthday. She LOVED it!! She said that it was the best birthday experience she has ever had. Thank you for helping us make her day so special!! ”


Michael on Feb 7, 2017 said:

“So much to see and so much fun seeing it ! ”


Angela on Feb 7, 2017 said:

“Loved the experience. We had tons of fun exploring and discovering all of the hidden wonders and gems. Everyone we met and talked to were interesting, helpful and enjoyable to talk to. Wine cellar might have been our favorite location but it is truly hard to choose. We would have loved to go out on unoccupied balconies and additional glasses of champagne were very pricey. But other than that, the entire experience was wonderful! ”


Mark D. LoPresto on Feb 5, 2017 said:

“The Mansion on O is fantastic on so many different levels: physical, emotional, spiritual. If you find someone who isn't mesmerized by the Mansion, they have no soul. Mark D. LoPresto ”


Anonymous on Feb 5, 2017 said:

“Our visit was great. We can't wait to come back and explore more of the mansion. ”


Anonymous on Jan 31, 2017 said:

“I loved it. It was a blast! I would and already have recommended it to a few friends! ”


Moxy Witter on Jan 31, 2017 said:

“Vinayak was very helpful and fun giving us the "need to know" speech at the beginning of our self-guided tour. My friend and I found seven of the hidden passages, mostly because we heard other people exclaiming over them. It would be cool to visit on a quiet day when you can just explore and look for the passages. I'll have to go back and look at all the items lying around, as this visit was more focused on the excitement of the treasure-hunt aspect. Definitely a cool place. ”


Laura Ewan on Jan 31, 2017 said:

“It was fantastic. In addition to an experience and environment you just can't find anywhere else, the Mansion staff were welcoming, accommodating, and added to the fun of our New Member event. We will definitely be back for a larger event that our entire chapter can enjoy. ”


Irene Garcia on Jan 31, 2017 said:

“My husband and I visited the mansion for my husband's birthday. We had a great time doing the treasure hunt. I attended a party in the evening and recommended the mansion to everyone at the party as a place they must visit. When I arrived at work today, I told everyone I worked with to visit the mansion. It was surprising how many people have lived in the area for years and never visited the mansion. Visiting the mansion is a must do. It is on the top of my list of what I will recommend to people that visit DC. ”


Liza Uddin on Jan 28, 2017 said:

“Lovely place filled with so many treasures. So much to see...absolutely enjoyed seeing the mansion, ”


Adrienne Kimball on Jan 28, 2017 said:

“This was my second visit to the mansion, but the first with my children (7 &8 years old). Your staff was patient and informative. We had a wonderful time exploring each room and enjoying something extraordinary about D.C. Love from Philadelphia, Adrienne, Max and Leo ”


Acquanetta Warren on Jan 24, 2017 said:

“Our visit was outstanding and so educational. Ted your team is amazing and we will return. We love "The Lighthouse". Everything we needed was close. The subway,Starbucks, great Resturant's and wonderful people . Thanks so much! Love your great wife. "H"! Mayor Acquanetta Warren ”


Christine Eisenberg on Jan 24, 2017 said:

“Loved the personal touch that Ted and H. gave to us on our visit! We thoroughly enjoyed our welcome chat with Ted and conversations with H. about the charming and historical pieces we discovered on our tour. We left with lasting memories and treasures, and I'm looking forward to returning with my husband and other friends from out-of-town. Thank you! It was magical. And the valet service that Ted provided was really, really appreciated as our arms were full of goodies : ) ”


Tammy Jones on Jan 17, 2017 said:

“It was a wonderful experience. The mansion in magnificent and being able to explore it and look for secret passageways at our own pace was great fun and very interesting. We loved how different all the rooms were and how eclectic the d?cor! Staff was warm, friendly, informative, and helpful! ”


Anonymous on Jan 15, 2017 said:

“It was great!!! Thanks to one of the owners (Ted?) for giving us a chill greeting and pointing us to the secret wine / Illuminati room just off the kitchen. I will be back, with friends, soon. ”


Eddie Engles on Jan 9, 2017 said:

“So much fun and so interesting. Can't wait to come back!! ”


Elaine Homstad on Jan 3, 2017 said:

“This is the second (but not the last!) time I visited. It was the first time for my guest. We both loved it! Seeing the Holiday decorations and knick-knacks was a treat, and I was able to see more of the guest rooms than the last time I was there. I also found the wine cellar this time! This place is a real gem! ”


Jen K on Jan 1, 2017 said:

“The museum at O street is a amazing place and continues to evolve. My second visit and my families first. H and Ted are fantastic people with a giving spirit. Don't miss this opportunity to open your mind. ”


Anonymous on Jan 1, 2017 said:

“There were five of us. We truly enjoyed our visit. We plan to return. At least 2 of the people in my group are also planning to come back with other friends. I will be looking into planning a dinner, tea, or some other event with a group of friends. ”


Anonymous on Jan 1, 2017 said:

“So interesting! The most fun was looking for the secret doors ”


Julie Russell on Jan 1, 2017 said:

“I loved every minute! Will come back to spend more time looking at things and memories in the rooms. Loved the private room on the bottom floor with the piano and fish back chairs. ”


Katie on Jan 1, 2017 said:

“The staff was really nice and seemed excited to throw a fact your way. They didn't seem "over it". It was so cool to see the owners milling around. They were so friendly and when I booked too many tickets, they immediately took care of the situation. It was so interesting and different than the normal DC tourist attraction! ”


Anonymous on Dec 31, 2016 said:

“We had a wonderful time exploring the mansion! We'll definitely be back. :) ”


Anonymous on Dec 31, 2016 said:

“A fantastic, one-of-a-kind, unique experience. Thanks! ”


Anonymous on Dec 31, 2016 said:

“Everything was great - easy, low key - fascinating. Thank you for your efforts. We wish you every success and hopefully we will plan a festive event there in 2017. s. ”


Steven Keating on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“Incredible tour, amazing atmosphere, beautiful architecture, fascinating people - all made for such an intriguing day! Thanks again, -Steve ”


Ron on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“Excellent food, excellent service, great experience. The mansion looked fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon. ”


Anonymous on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“Unique, fun experience for the whole family ”


Deborah on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“It was amazing!!! The food was out of this world delectable!!! We had such a lovely time and we are still talking about how delicious the food was ”


Jessica Ong on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“Loved this self guided tour!!! Could be in there for hours. Thank you so much! ”


Courtney on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“We loved it and are excited to come back. Wish we could have found a few more hidden doors, but we will try again next time! ”


Michelle May on Dec 26, 2016 said:

“It is absolutely amazing in there!! The variety of objects and the sheer numbers of them was incredible. I found 4 secret doors, which definitely made me feel "above average" :) The hosts were extremely nice and very nformative when I asked questions (though I go no spoilers about secret doors!!). There was so much to see and experience. I loved all the different bathrooms and mini kitchens. I wish I had had much, much more time to explore.....Therefore, when I get back to the area in the Spring, I will be visiting again!! Hopefully, with my sister in tow. Thank you so much for an unforgettable day, and I'll see you soon!! ”


Anonymous on Dec 20, 2016 said:

“Loved it! I was very impressed that you let Veterans stay at the property for free. It really says a lot about who you are as a company. Cheers! ”


Barb on Dec 15, 2016 said:

“I like the freshness with which you told your personal stories. You must be asked the same questions 100 X a day and yet your responses did not sound beaten down with repetitiveness but came out as sweet as the freshly baked cookies. I liked how I felt trusted to go around unsupervised and yet every so often there would be someone to attend to any question or need we had. I did not like that the cook told us where the secret door was. but we realize he was cooking up a storm. we had such a fun time finding them. I think we got 10. ”


Anonymous on Nov 29, 2016 said:

“It was amazing!!! The food was out of this world delectable!!! We had such a lovely time and we are still talking about how delicious the food was ”


Steve K. on Nov 29, 2016 said:

“Incredible tour, amazing atmosphere, beautiful architecture, fascinating people - all made for such an intriguing day! Thanks again, -Steve ”


Ron C. on Nov 29, 2016 said:

“Excellent food, excellent service, great experience. The mansion looked fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon. ”


Scott Mechkowski on Nov 22, 2016 said:

“It is one of my families favorite places on earth! I've traveled the world and really, there is NOTHING like this place! It is magical, inspiring, interesting, fun. We never get tired of going there. The staff is extremely generous and friendly. I mean how many places do you know of that you can walk around all day, I usually spend 3 to 4 hours marveling at the rooms and objects. Everything and I mean everything is for sale!! H & Ted are the most beautiful people I've ever met, they are sincere, caring and go out of their way to make sure we've always been welcomed.. This place has brought our families memories that will last forever, I love the mansion and love you H & Ted...”


Sheila Schultz on Nov 10, 2016 said:

“It was much more than I expected. My husband and I brought My parents. They loved it too. My father and husband talked about it all day. Definitely coming back. ”


Stephanie Klassner on Nov 3, 2016 said:

“Great Halloween party, we loved the decorations and dessert buffet. Alot of attention to detail was spent on planning the party from decor to music to food, and it was alot of fun! ”


Laura Freeman on Nov 3, 2016 said:

“Wonderful! The rooms were great! The staff was great too. Great place. Totally rocks ”


Anonymous on Nov 3, 2016 said:

“I signed up for the Champagne Tour. This was by far the most unique experience I've had in DC. I didn't quite know what to expect, having read just a bit about the history of the O Mansion. I found myself smiling all throughout the tour. I would've stayed longer if I didn't have to move my car! The only thing that would've made the experience better is to have the option of an audio tour to learn more about each room. I read some of the card plaques but was too distracted by the rooms themselves and looking for the secret doors. I got a little history fix lounging in the second story of the log cabin watching the short TV clips about the Mansion. I get that part of the point is the mystery and secrecy...just a little difficult for a "nosey rosey" such as myself! ”


Abby Eastman - International Sign Association on Nov 3, 2016 said:

“Thank you for an amazing event. We will definitely be back! ”


Rachel on Oct 31, 2016 said:

“We just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did to contribute to our wedding. It was perfect, and everything we could have hoped for. The food was amazing, staff was great, the venue of course is something everyone talked about, and we all just had a great time. ”


K. Werther on Oct 6, 2016 said:

“Thank you for everything! We had a great time and the dinner was amazing! ”


Kaya Henderson on Oct 2, 2016 said:

“Last night was epic! Thanks so much! ”


WW on Sep 3, 2016 said:

“Good tidings from Deep in the Heart of Texas. I have just been still long enough to reflect on some of my late summer travels, and I must tell you that I am still getting vibrations of serenity & comfort from my August stay at the Mansion, and my time there with you & H. Thank you for making me feel like I am always most welcome, and that I'm as cool as Jackson Browne, or a host of the other true artists that find shelter & inspiration there. My best to you both on this Friday. Today I'll take delivery of the new Mystiquero record, and my own solo record, and I'll put them in the mail to y'all next week. Peace & Happiness on your house. Onward WW ”


Burdeshaw, (Ms.) Emily on Aug 30, 2016 said:

“Absolutely incredible experience. Want to come back and keep hunting for hidden passageways! ? ”


Garbe, Janet Emma on Aug 15, 2016 said:

“There is no other place like The Mansion On O. Many visits later and still discovering, being blessed & inspired by all that Ted & H make possible for all of us. So much more than a Museum. Indescribable. A true great 'escape'. Grateful to witness. Your fan always, Janet Emma Garbe Seven West & The Americana Stage ? ”

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