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Jen O Glymph on Mar 9, 2020 said:

“We had a blast! Kids loved it. One of our best days in the city by far!”

Kelly on Mar 9, 2020 said:

“Excellent customer service!! So much to look at and explore!! Cannot wait to go back!!”

Gwen Denson on Mar 7, 2020 said:

“This was my first time at the mansion/museum. I came to see The Art of Thom Wheeler. I found the mansion/museum absolutely fascinating! I could have spent hours looking at everything. You have a phenomenal collection of artifacts and memorabilia. I am looking forward to my next visit. ”

Rebecca Blankenship on Mar 6, 2020 said:

“Fabulous adventure in an amazing building. The amount of art and unique objects was astounding. So many turns and hidden passageways that it was easy to get lost. One would think this would be a bit overwhelming but it was more of a cozy feel. Like staying at an eccentric aunts home. Time slips away among the artifacts and books. It would be wonderful to just stay and read in one of the rooms.”

Jenifer Easthom on Feb 29, 2020 said:

“The O Mansion was absolutely magical! ”

Sabrina Brown from National Park Foundation, on Feb 27, 2020 said:

“The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was amazing! Relaxed, creative, friendly, and perfect for our team retreat. Everyone at the office is excited to go visit the Mansion again! Thank you all for everything you did to make our retreat a super success.”

Arnold F Fege from Public Advocacy for Kids, on Feb 25, 2020 said:

“The perfect place to hold this presentation and book signing. Totally enjoyed Peggy Wallace-Kennedy and Mark, but also enjoyed the hospitality of the mansion staff. ”

Holly Avera on Feb 22, 2020 said:

“We had the best time! The video and chat with Robert at the beginning was helpful and then having the time to explore on our own was nice. We even got to talk to H for a few minutes. This place and people are gems!”

Tammy Ghizzoni on Feb 21, 2020 said:

“My son and I explored the mansion for two hours. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the mansion and would recommend it to anyone who likes sleuthing around. I wasn't sure we would find any doors, but we were excited to count nine doors before we finally made our way back to the main floor (one we didn't go through as it housed a creepy doll and led into the depths of the eves...) The contents and history of the mansion are impressive. Thank you for this hidden gem! I am so happy we stumbled upon this during our final day in the DC area! ”

David Sacks on Feb 21, 2020 said:

“My second visit and brought my cousin Carol along with me, who also ended up loving it as much as I do! I also had the great fortune and pleasure to meet lady H who was a gracious and yet accessible hostess for the time that we were able to spend with her. Robert our young host / docent, made our visit that much more pleasurable! Not only was he able to help us with a couple of purchases that I made (which I shall cherish for a long time) he was charming, cheerful and knowledgeable about this amazing home, event space and boutique hotel as well!!”

Al Severson on Feb 19, 2020 said:

“While we may have visited other more famous museums, this visit will be my most lasting memory in DC.”

Beth Robertson on Feb 19, 2020 said:

“It was a wonderful adventure with our grandson (9)who knew if the O Museum from his reading of Treasure Hunters. Success in finding hidden doors and observing some very interesting items and hotel features. ”

Mary Toth on Feb 19, 2020 said:

“Such a unique experience! We plan on attending another event the next time we come to D.C. This is something I would recommend to family and friends who visit D.C. ”

Libby on Feb 18, 2020 said:

“We were a group of 3 couples and we all had a great time! Such a hidden gem in DC.”

Kathleen Gallucci on Feb 17, 2020 said:

“The dinner and tour was ultimately a magical experience! Ted, and his attentiveness to our group, was the unexpected gift that truly was the icing on the cake! The O Museum is eclectic, unexpected, and whimsical. I arranged for a private dinner to share my excitement for this museum 3 weeks ago. The chef was accommodating, and introduced each course. The food was delicious! I look forward ,without a doubt, to my next visit to the museum, one will never get tired of this enchanting experience! ”

Terri NIMMONS on Feb 17, 2020 said:

“Amazing as always! I bring everyone I love to the Mansion and I'm in awe each time. Yesterday, I saw new rooms (12th visit!) and beautiful new artifacts, art and historical memorabilia. I had brought along a 21-year old friend of my daughter's: she was mesmerized throughout our 2 hour visit. O always lifts my spirits and expands my knowledge. ”

John Reviere on Feb 17, 2020 said:

“We brought our oldest child and I can easily say that all three of us had a great time. The history, the coolness, the uniqueness, everything was memorable and something that won't soon be forgotten. Would highly recommend! ”

valerie smith on Feb 15, 2020 said:

“We always enjoy the festivities and the ambiance is exquisite!”

Karen Farrington on Feb 11, 2020 said:

“The event was a talk by the 3 Tenors on climate warming and so very informative. I feel fortunate to have meet these 3 gentlemen in person and share their experiences. The building itself was amazing and was my first visit there. The young man that greated us at the door took time to answer my many question about the museum and was very enthusiastic. What a wonderful building with so much history. I look forward to coming back. Thank you so much.”

joel williams on Feb 11, 2020 said:

“At 42 its hard to awake the 8 year old boy that dreamed of secret passages and blind doors, thoughts of spies and secret rooms but that's just what you did! I couldn't stop talking about it at work. I'll be back for sure. ”

Eric Rittenhouse on Feb 10, 2020 said:

“Our family had so much fun going through the mansion on Sunday! We spent close to 3 1/2 hours wondering the halls and looking for doors. We will definitely be heading back again to look for more hidden gems. Great family experience, everyone got involved.”

Madeline Tilney on Feb 9, 2020 said:

“It was so so so much fun!! Me and my friend had the best time. Definitely a must do in DC. Will for sure be again. ”

Eric Campbell on Jan 28, 2020 said:

“My team had a great off-site meeting. Feedback was very positive. The food was great, location was fun and inviting, and the staff made us feel at home. ”

Tamar Gargir on Jan 27, 2020 said:

“Interesting house- fun exploring- lots of really special history”

Laura Duvelius on Jan 27, 2020 said:

“The magician was fabulous: funny and talented. The Mansion was filled to brimming with wonderful "eye candy". It was an exceptionally fun time!”

Lance Tracey on Jan 21, 2020 said:

“Great concert and great hospitality!!!”

Anna on Jan 21, 2020 said:

“What a fun day out! For anyone willing to explore, this place is awesome. You just have to give yourself over to not worrying about the time, a map, whether you are missing something - just go with it, open your eyes, and pay attention to the incredible things around you. From floor, to ceiling, to shelf this place if filled with incredible objects. Sure, there is the famous stuff - signed guitars, famous people's photos, but we got also got excited about old recipe books, vintage hair dryers, cool shaped bathtubs and the list goes on. It was awesome.”

Haynes Pryor on Jan 20, 2020 said:

“Outstanding performance by Lez Zeppelin along with usual wonderful and warm hospitality from H, Ted and the Mansion staff.”

James Orth on Jan 20, 2020 said:

“Lez Zeppelin concert and tour, great for this little cozy venue. Very well managed place (my second visit) with friendly, knowledgeable and spirited crew. Amanda is especially pleasant and helpful. We'll be back!”

Rudy D'Alessandro on Jan 20, 2020 said:

“Being a resident of the DC area for nearly 35 years, this was shockingly my and my wife's f visit to the Mansion on O Street. Even though my wife prefers an uncluttered home, we were both blown away by the opulent decor, and especially impressed with all the beautiful guitars, true works of art. As for the venue being a home to intimate music concerts, it's really a treat to be so close to the music and the musicians. While we both prefer rock musicians playing rock music to play it loud, we understand that had Lez Zeppelin cranked it up to even half the level of a club show, your chandeliers might have come crashing down. . All in all, this is a true DC gem that we're so happy to have belatedly discovered and we look forward to returning for future musical events.”

Andrew Prevost on Jan 20, 2020 said:

“Always an amazing experience ”

Robert Lawhead on Jan 18, 2020 said:

“Karen was wonderful & very helpful with suggestions in our search for the secret doors! .... we discovered 21 'verifiable' doors. Our group of 4 seniors had a blast for 3 hours exploring the house, and we will return. Thanks!!”

Denise Piece on Jan 13, 2020 said:

“Absolutely one of the coolest places! I loved it so much I cant wait to come back and do it again. I also hope to book a stay there in the future! So much to see and the staff was very pleasant and friendly.”

Brandon Evans on Jan 13, 2020 said:

“We didn't know what we were walking in to when we arrived at the mansion and upon entering, the place became even more intriguing. Unique, quirky and filled to the brim best describe the place but it was definitely what we were hoping for. The staff was friendly and the house is unimaginable. Thank you to everyone involved for making our Secret Door Tour worthwhile! ”

Joy Corey on Jan 9, 2020 said:

“Great experience!”

Olga Bernstein on Jan 6, 2020 said:

“It was SO interesting!”

Dr. Alex Cullison from Guidance Resources for Independent People GRIP, on Jan 6, 2020 said:

“Amazing mansion. Extremely friendly and engaging staff! If you view all the objects as a representation of a past era, the history the mansion provides is outstanding. What is really mystifying is how they provided plumbing to all the exotic bathrooms and kitchens in the mansion. Fascinating! ”

Len Jaffe from Len Jaffe, on Jan 6, 2020 said:

“Dan Navarro's songwriting workshop was GREAT!!! It gave me incentive to get back into writing again after a ten-year hiatus.”

Heather Webster on Jan 5, 2020 said:

“The Mansion on O street did not disappoint. From 13 to 62, everyone in our group enjoyed the entire experience. It was so fun to see nostalgic items and explain it to the younger generation. We will be recommending to our friends and family and highly recommend that everyone take a journey into the past. We will be back! Thank you H for making this a possibility!”

Caitrine Callison from Secondi, on Jan 4, 2020 said:

“My staff and I recently went to The Mansion on O Street to celebrate the holidays. I have hosted Christmas dinners for my staff for over 30 years; in that time we have been to many of the best restaurants in Washington, but of all of these, O Street ranks at the top. We loved it. For the better part of an hour we were invited to explore the mansion/museum and see how many of the 80+ secret doors we could find (I found four). We wandered through the three floors in total awe. Everywhere we looked were amazing displays. We spotted the black and white dress (the actual one!) that Audrey Hepburn wore in "My Fair Lady." There were guitars signed by the Rolling Stones, there was a note from John Lennon, and on and on. We were met by several servers carrying appetizer trays who pointed us in various directions. And this was all before dinner! Our table was set in a long private room with beautiful chandeliers. Our food came promptly and was lovely. The chef accommodated all of our requests -- vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, anchovy-averse, et cetera -- and it was very impressive, delicious, and plentiful. The only problem was that our room looked out on the dessert buffet -- with a chocolate fountain. We loved our dinner but we needed to assess the dessert table and give it proper attention. And we did.I do not remember a meal more filled with laughter and all-out happiness. To rate this venue, I would give the meal and the menu five stars but for the owners I would give many more stars. H and Ted were the most gracious hosts and I need to explain what they did that went above and beyond. On a rainy night I arrived with my car loaded with gifts for the staff and didn't think to mention ahead of time that I would need a valet. I handed my key to H and learned when I left that evening that she had taken it upon herself to park my car for me. Not only this but when we were packing the car to leave my battery died. Ted came out (after a long day working and a long night and day ahead of him) and jump-started my car. He could not have been more gracious. He was just wonderful.Perhaps I should have been more brief, but the O Street Mansion is one of a kind and the owners are a rare breed. Just when you think civility is dead -- you need to meet H and Ted.”

Blue Galvan on Jan 3, 2020 said:

“Super enjoyable experience! Loved how fun it was for both adults and children. As two adults going in for some New Years Eve fun we definitely enjoyed the drinks that were there & the pool room they had after finding all of the secret passage doors! super interesting & recommend anyone with an adventurous heart to go!”

Trina Walsh on Jan 3, 2020 said:

“The Mansion on O Street is an amazing place that offered an experience for my guest and me that could not be replicated anywhere else (in the area--or anywhere). While the "finding doors" challenge was intriguing for a while, the experience was so much more; finding a way to immerse oneself in the environment and take in the quirky stuff/decor/thematic splendor was the best part (along with the pinball machines, of course). The two hosts (who were not, to the best of my knowledge, any of the listed individuals) were gracious and helpful throughout.”

Kelly Rose on Jan 3, 2020 said:

“We were mesmerized with the mansion, it's history & care! Kudos to the accommodating staff, you were entertaining, kind & ever so helpful. We enjoyed finding all the hidden doors & delights for hours which proved just perfect on a rainy day. The wine cave may have been our favorite! Thank you again, we will recommend a visit & book again when back in the area. Cheers! ”

Marc Montalvo on Jan 1, 2020 said:

“The collection was magical and brought back great childhood memories. A dinner party in the wine cellar would be excellent. All the bathrooms are special and fun. We came away with some decorating ideas.”

Kami on Jan 1, 2020 said:

“Our second visit to the mansion, and it was fantastic. Beautifully decorated, super friendly staff, and a totally unexpected variety of snack options. (Sushi boats?? Yes!!) The Groupon deal was a great value. We will definitely encourage friends to join us for the party next year. Thanks for an excellent experience.”

Pam Blais on Dec 31, 2019 said:

“What a fantastic experience! Fun, fun and fun. Great value and enjoyable for the whole family. Will recommend”

Oliver Pittman on Dec 31, 2019 said:

“super fun and my girlfriend and i found lots of doors!!”

Sendrea Penaflor on Dec 31, 2019 said:

“Highly recommend. The place was very interesting, fun, and interactive. You could easily spend hours in the mansion, there's so much to see.”

Tina Naugler on Dec 31, 2019 said:

“So fun! I live in DC and had no idea this awesome place existed. My family came to visit and found this experience on Airbnb and it sounded interesting so we signed up and it ended up being the best activity of the week! We had four adults and a twelve year old and we were all entertained for hours on so many different levels. We explored, laughed, and learned together while still finding moments for yourself to be entertained.”

David Willson on Dec 31, 2019 said:

“My wife and I had an amazing experience here. And we were elated to find out that everything in the home was for sale, so we walked out with some unique Christmas gifts as well. Finding the hidden doors and cubbies was a ton of fun. We only found 17 however. There are a lot more than that.”

Michelle Paxton on Dec 30, 2019 said:

“We had a great time. There are so many passages, I'm sure I missed parts of the mansion. Definitely going back.”

Cassandra from Elder, on Dec 28, 2019 said:

“My 11 year old grandson thought it was "Amazing". And the rest of us loved it too. ”

Mei He on Dec 27, 2019 said:

“Great mansion!”

Nahomy Rojas on Dec 27, 2019 said:

“It was a wonderfully unique experience! Me and my partner were so immersed in finding the doors that time flew by!”

Pam Flail on Dec 27, 2019 said:

“This museum is a total blast! There's so much too see...leave yourself a couple hours. I plan on going again!”

Michelle on Dec 25, 2019 said:

“So much fun I can't wait to return and find more hidden doors and see what I may have missed so much to look at.”

Caitrine Callison from Secondi, on Dec 21, 2019 said:

“I have written a long review which I will send after Christmas. It amounts to a love letter and my staff says it's too long but I don't care. I'll edit it and send it soon.”

Olga on Dec 18, 2019 said:

“Fabulous experience ”

Frank Terminesi on Dec 18, 2019 said:

“This was the most magical place I visited in DC. Do not pass up an opportunity to go to the Mansion.”

Jonathan Williams on Dec 18, 2019 said:

“Could not have asked for more fun and adventure. There staff was friendly and inviting in every way.”

Chuck Leavell from America's Forests and Keyboardist for the Allman Brothers & The Rolling Stones, on Dec 11, 2019 said:

“If you've never been [to the Mansion on O Street], you have just got to go there and see this place. ...There is an incredible display in the Mansion now about Mrs. Parks, and I would encourage you to go see it.

Alethea Chatman on Dec 5, 2019 said:

“It was an awesome experience to be up close and personal with some of the people that experienced Mrs. Parks. I enjoyed the hospitality, food, and music. There were some amazing things in the Mansion that I had not seen before. Great experience.”

Stacy Harris from Bicast, on Dec 4, 2019 said:

“O Mansion is the most amazing venue and H and Ted are truly gracious hosts. Thank you for a wonderful evening!”

Isisara Bey from March On Washington Film Festival , on Dec 4, 2019 said:

“Great food, terrific performance by Darius Rucker,Wonderful musical remembrance by Cyril Neville, a warm way to celebrate the new Rosa Parks exhibit. ”

Deborah Krauth from The Webster Group, on Dec 3, 2019 said:

“The party was a big hit. Everyone adored the Mansion.The only thing lacking was the food. We should have ordered more.Will definitely be back!”

Jean Krivjansky on Dec 2, 2019 said:

“My husband and I had a great time. What a unique place to visit. We have never seen anything like it. The rooms are each so different and decorated beautifully! The staff is super friendly. We managed to find 17 secret doors. We are excited to come back and look for more with family when they come to visit. ”

Del Collins II on Dec 2, 2019 said:

“Awesome experience. We would absolutely do it again. Great dinner, great service, great adventure!”

Amanda Bergin on Dec 2, 2019 said:

“loved it! I just moved to DC from Boston and my Dad came down for Thanksgiving to visit. We didn't know what to expect but thought this was MEMORABLE Thanksgiving to say the least. ”

Leanne Lipton on Dec 1, 2019 said:

“This was my third time taking the secret door tour and I loved it as much as the first time.”

Giselle Bella on Dec 1, 2019 said:

“I had a superlative time! The food was just delectable and so rich in flavour from dinner to dessert. The tour was a fun and allowed my inner child to enjoy the possibilities. Again, I must give a bravo to the kitchen for the food. The entire staff where pleasant. This made the experience even more enjoyable. Gratitude, all! I shall return. ”

J Hays on Nov 30, 2019 said:

“Super fun! Our group had a good time exploring each floor and finding each other to show off what we discovered. There is A LOT to take in. It's easy to get distracted by everything there is to see and do. Would definitely recommend checking out!”

Bev Nerenberg on Nov 29, 2019 said:

“We LOVED it! So unique, so awesome, so fun!! We found 12 doors on our first visit!! ”

Megan Lott on Nov 29, 2019 said:

“The food and service were outstanding! And our whole group had a blast exploring the house. It was a festive and magical Thanksgiving celebration that we will all cherish! ”

Jeff Harris on Nov 18, 2019 said:

“fun espionage hunt and enjoyed seeing all the creatively decorated rooms, memorabilia and art work. ”

jobei-wan from Balance gym, on Nov 18, 2019 said:

“love every minute !!!!!!”

Dalal Nahle on Nov 10, 2019 said:

“So much fun!”

Rena Vakay on Nov 8, 2019 said:

“Love the stories about past guests and how the Mansion "evolved". The mansion is filled with so many , many treasures that you will never see anywhere but the mansion. ”

Len Buckley on Nov 7, 2019 said:

“Amazing venue for both a visit and a performance. ”

Mary Harris from NIH, on Nov 6, 2019 said:

“If was funny experience to find the secret passages. I did battle allergies due to another paper. But it was an adventure and amazing parts of history to see.”

Mary Harris from NIH, on Nov 6, 2019 said:

“If was funny experience to find the secret passages. I did battle allergies due to another paper. But it was an adventure and amazing parts of history to see.”

ILLIETT OJEDA on Nov 5, 2019 said:

“My family and I had a wonderful time. such a unique experience. Thank you - it was truly something I will never forget.”

Starr Horton on Oct 29, 2019 said:

“Fun and unique experience!”

Russell phimister on Oct 28, 2019 said:

“Exceptional! Fabulous intimate concert, great hospitality and fascinating, inspirational Mansion ”

Benjamin Kunstman on Oct 28, 2019 said:

“We had a terrific, intimate experience getting to see the Milk Carton Kids for their benefit show for the artists in residence program. We really enjoyed exploring the museum and all of the Halloween decorations, and look forward to visiting again and trying to track down more of the secret passages. Thanks as always for your hospitality and generosity!”

Brian on Oct 28, 2019 said:

“It was a lot of fun...really enjoyable time”

Lauran Hardin on Oct 28, 2019 said:

“Exceptional experience! The food was fantastic, the environment was exquisite and the service was professional and personal. My guests remarked that it was a one of a kind evening they will never forget.”

Stacie Banes on Oct 26, 2019 said:

“The museum was super awesome! We had the most fun getting lost and discovering new treasures at every turn. The staff was just as amazing as the museum! We will be back for sure! ”

Melanie from Griffiths, on Oct 26, 2019 said:

“Wow, the museum is packed full of many interesting items. We had a lot of fun looking for secret doors, autographed guitars and many others. My favorite was the hidden wine cellar. It's an unusual and welcome twist for DC. Highly recommend it!”

Natalie Conner on Oct 24, 2019 said:

“Take your children! Cultural history in a condensed space, yes--but what's fascinating is how every member of my family found what they were passionate about and hunkered down into their own creative space (me too!).”

Kathie lynch on Oct 21, 2019 said:

“Love this place! Always a surprise at every turn!”

Cherie Rose on Oct 16, 2019 said:

“We had an amazing time and could have stayed there all day to explore! We found 7 doors and were intrigued by all the fabulous artifacts in each room we encountered. My daughter will be living in the DC area summer of 2020 and so we will be back and can't wait. Mrs. H was nice to talk to and gave my daughter very helpful advice on finding housing in the DC area for next summer. Thank you to all those people who donate and we will be sending you Mardi Gras/New Orleans items so maybe one day we can venture into that room! ”

Alan Schmidt from retired, on Oct 11, 2019 said:

“The intrigue of searching for and finding multiple hidden passages was a delight. Finding the entrance to the wine cellar took some extra sleuthing. The eclectic room decorations enhanced the ambiance of the log cabin, Beatles, Rosa Parks, Penthouse, and other rooms. I will recommend a stay or tour to relatives.”

Pam Catindig from , on Oct 8, 2019 said:

“I have already contacted several friends and told them this is their next can't-miss destination in DC. We were fortunate to have gone when there was very little traffic and couldn't have had a better time. Absolutely fascinating. We found 12 doors in two hours! Can't wait to come back and find more. ”

Sharon Smothers on Oct 5, 2019 said:

“I loved it! The only reason we left as soon as we did was my friend has medical issues with walking. I will be back”

Laura Craver on Oct 2, 2019 said:

“We had a ball at the Mansion! We've been to D.C. before and toured many of the historical monuments and museums. We wanted to change things up this time around and we're so glad we did. Everyone was kind and welcoming. We loved the design of the many rooms and had a great time exploring. We were able to find most of the large hidden doors. We'll look forward to getting lost in the Mansion again on our next trip.”

Linda Drew on Oct 2, 2019 said:

“We LOVED the entire experience. The owner is so engaging and truly likes what he is doing! Thank you for adding to the fun.”

Elizabeth cartella on Sep 30, 2019 said:

“It must be seen to believe”

Jim Bayer on Sep 29, 2019 said:

“The museum was the perfect venue for the Bosnian cultural event. It never felt too crowded, even though there was a substantial turnout. It was enjoyable to explore the museum and search for hidden doors. I loved it!”

Amelia Iliohan on Sep 26, 2019 said:

“Our staff absolutely loved our time at the O Mansion. This was such a cool and unique place to spend our afternoon! The staff was so welcoming and friendly. I can't wait to go back and take my friends!”

Josh D Miles from Freedom Alliance, on Sep 23, 2019 said:

“From the moment we rang the bell and the door opened we were in awe. This was our anniversary event and we could have stayed all day. We loved the interaction with the staff and with Ted. We will be back often and will bring everyone we know who is coming into town from now on!! Thank you for a truly magical day.”

Jessica Blazekovic from Burlington Dance Academy, on Sep 21, 2019 said:

“Too much fun!At first you feel overwhelmed but once you find a few secrets you start seeing things differently! We will defintely recommend this place and be back next time we are in the area! Thanks for the great afternoon!”

SONDRA FAYE STALLARD on Sep 21, 2019 said:

“An intimate evening with Jesse Colin Young. fabulous. ”

Paul Thieberger on Sep 20, 2019 said:

“Awesome as usual”

Skip Schlitzkus from Tropical Rain Barrels , on Sep 20, 2019 said:

“From the moment Ted stepped into the street, to him guiding me thru the back alley for private parking, to him giving information and getting my first cocktail, my experience was just plain EXCEPTIONAL. I've been traveling the world for 55 years, which includes 23 countries, and I've never been surrounded by such and eclectic gathering of memorabilia and incredible vibes. Floor after floor and room after room are loaded with the most unique and valuable treasures. The intimate setting where Jesse Colin Young played was perfect. 75 chairs filled with enthusiastic followers and first time believers.This is a MUST place to visit and support.Thank you, Ted.A memory forever.”

Jen Ellis on Sep 19, 2019 said:

“This was such a fun way to spend a couple hours in DC! There's so much to see it's easily something you can go to again and again. The staffs knowledge of the incredible amount of memorabilia was amazing. Who wouldn't like feeling like they're apart of their own little mystery adventure!?”

Jessica Young on Sep 7, 2019 said:

“This is the best tour I have ever been on. My daughter and I did the self-guided tour through this amazing mansion. We loved it! Definitely one of the highlights to our trip. Fun for all!! ”

Amanda Halverson on Sep 4, 2019 said:

“This place is AMAZING! If you get the chance to go, go! It was a once in a lifetime experience. I feel like you could go countless times and see something different every time. We only found 12 doors but just being immersed in the place's incredible history was worth going.”

Cardonick on Sep 2, 2019 said:

“We really enjoyed the mansion! Seeing all the different rooms and memorabilia was really interesting and a lot of fun. We only found about 5 doors and felt like we were walking in circles at times, but the experience was definitely worth it!”

Peggy on Aug 31, 2019 said:

“Coolest place ever!!! We had an amazing time searching for hidden doors and treasures.”

Ivana on Aug 29, 2019 said:

“Came with a friend for a book presentation by the author and very much enjoyed it. It was really great!”

Cloe on Aug 28, 2019 said:

“The museum was amazing and totally one-of-a-kind! It is a hidden gem in D.C. that deserves much more recognition than it has. It's a place that I now want to bring any visiting guests.”

James rochester from Jaguar land rover, on Aug 24, 2019 said:

“The o street mansion offers the unique experience to live out everyone's childhood dream of exploring a vast mansion with secret passages. It however also to my surprise was full of historical significance ,knowledge and memorabilia which is ALL available for purchase. The only letdown for me is that I didn't find all the doors!!, but I'll definitely be back. ”

Tallah Tracy on Aug 22, 2019 said:

“What a hidden gem! This is a crazy, wonderful, secret hotel and museum. We did the Espionage Treasure Hunt, and really appreciated that it made us slow down and enjoy the space. Our family spent two hours, but easily could have spent the day. Love that the purchase of art and collectibles supports the arts. Our 19 year old son joined us. He is a difficult one to impress. He was impressed. Now we are hoping to book a room when we visit next year. The owners and staff were delightful people, as well. ”

Irene Galioto on Aug 21, 2019 said:

“What a magnificent day I enjoyed with my 7 year old granddaughter. We were excited to find 26 doors on our first visit. More visits will definitely be on our agenda. ”

Molly on Aug 21, 2019 said:

“We had so much fun! There was so much to see and the rooms were filled with such interesting memorabilia. We found around 10 hidden doors and those were great. We took our time and really enjoyed it. Would like to come back for dinner or some other tour and bring our friends. Staff were friendly and there was a good vibe. Very cool place. ”

Kim Bufkin on Aug 20, 2019 said:

“Absolutely recommend! Kids are still talking about our visit, happy memories made! ”

Deborah Siegel on Aug 16, 2019 said:

“My 11 year old nephew and I had such a fun time searching the mansion for secret doors and exploring the rooms. We cant wait to come back and find more doors! This was a great alternative to the usual museums and a great way to spend some tome together. ”

Courtney Owens on Aug 15, 2019 said:

“I brought 3 twelve year old girls and they had an absolute blast at the mansion. Such a memorable day! The owners could not be any nicer and went out of their way to make the girls feel special. This is the place for you if you have a creative, fun and open mind. This is not the place for anyone who has a closed mind ”

Nurani Chandra on Aug 15, 2019 said:

“The experience was beyond our expectation. The thrill of finding the secret doors was even better. We spent nearly 2 hours available to us but probably Would have required another 4 to go over all the collections. Amazing indeed.”

Dan on Aug 12, 2019 said:

“My parents were in town to visit, and I did not know what to think about the Mansion ahead of time. We had a wonderful time exploring this truly unique house/museum. Finding 6 secret doors is not bad, right? I would highly recommend this activity for anyone - tourist or local - as a great excursion in DC that keeps you thinking rather than just looking.”

Jodie on Aug 11, 2019 said:

“Fun place to spend an afternoon with the family. ”

Andrew Kowal, MD on Aug 10, 2019 said:

“It was simply an amazing experience for us and our children. They still haven't stopped talking about it and already want to return to DC just so they can find more hidden secret doors. Thank you !”

Rebecca Wilson on Aug 8, 2019 said:

“This was a wonderful way to spend some fun time with our family. The opportunity to spend some time speaking with the owners made it even more special.”

Monica Gonzalez on Aug 7, 2019 said:

“Great Museum”

Suzi on Aug 7, 2019 said:

“Astounding! Creative! A "must" see and do experience. Splurge and take the private tour! Definitely worth every penny and every minute!”

Meredith Page on Aug 6, 2019 said:

“What a wild place! Hard to believe it seems to be virtually unknown up here in Baltimore, I'll try and spread the word;)”

Amanda Crose on Aug 5, 2019 said:

“Everything yesterday was phenomenal, the food was exceptional and everyone had a great time.”

Barry Brenig on Aug 3, 2019 said:

“Dinner event was in the wine cellar to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation. We were made to feel special. ”

Sheryl Titus on Aug 2, 2019 said:

“Interesting adventure for all ages. Kept my 16 year old granddaughter's interest and she engaged her Dad. Great time you won't find duplicated elsewhere.”

Shannon T. on Jul 31, 2019 said:

“My family did the Secret Door tour. My husband and I loved looking at all the items for sale and looking for the secret doors. Our two teenagers noted that it was the best part of their trip to Washington. My daughter would love to live there. I highly recommend visiting. If you are taking your children to many of the museums it would be great to break it up and plan a visit to the Mansion on O Street in the middle of your trip. ”

Marissa Dakin on Jul 29, 2019 said:

“can't miss experience in DC”

Franceska Wilde on Jul 28, 2019 said:

“An amazing and completely unique "museum + more." The secret door tour was fun and completely engaged my 3 teens (and me! -- though they "lost" me!) for well over an hour; that is, before they discovered the vintage pinball machines. Many many quarters later, and without regrets, we'll be returning. FDW”

Lisa Seniura on Jul 24, 2019 said:

“Thank you so much for a wonderful experience for us. We will definitely be back. We appreciated all your hospitality.”

Martha Tyndall on Jul 23, 2019 said:

“The whole family enjoyed the chance to explore this unique place. ”


“I took my two grandsons to both the Espionage Hunt and Magic show. Five stars for both. The grandsons are 8 and 11 and along with my wif, they and my daughter and her husband happily explored a magical world. Never knowing quite where you were or how to get back from whence you came! And..an amazing visual treat greeted you around each new corner and through each of the many hidden doors. It is an amazingly eclectic melange of art work, kitsch, and some really beautiful one of a kind items - and - they are all for sale...and reasonably priced. It has the largest selection of one of a kind guitars signed by some of the greatest artists of our times. But, as amazing as the tour was, the Magic Show with Rich Bloch totally made the day for all of us. We were even included in his act and had a fantastic time. His magic and slight of hand will amaze you, but his act left me in tears of laughter. Rich is a Master Showman and we look forward to seeing his act again. I hope they can schedule in some more showtimes!”

Joseph Inabnet from Inabnet Court Reporting, on Jul 22, 2019 said:

“I didn't know ahead of time what a magical place I was visiting as I was focused on seeing Rich Bloch perform his wonderful comedy/magic routine. As a result, I was disappointed that I didn't allow time beforehand to begin exploration of this wonderful place known as The Mansion. Rest assured on my next visit, I will allow time to tour the Mansion and learn of its many secrets. The staff was absolutely wonderful, and I look forward to interacting with them again. And Rich Bloch was amazing, as always!”

James Campbell on Jul 21, 2019 said:

“This was just amazing. I only wish our group had allotted more time to explore all that was there. One could spend hours there. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this as a must see in DC”

Louis Rivera on Jul 21, 2019 said:

“Fun, especially if you are obsessive-compulsive like me! Needed to find one more door! Arts and pop focus and eclectic style was fun too! ”

Mohaimin Al Aoun on Jul 19, 2019 said:


Bill Butz on Jul 18, 2019 said:

“Ted is a marvelous host, engaged with the guests, offering bits of hidden door guidance with wry humor. My two kids and two eight year-old twin grandaughters visiting from New Zealand were enthralled. I was on post-surgery crutches and Ted guided me around. Couldn't be better.”

Kimberly Whitehead from Public Knowledge, on Jul 16, 2019 said:

“We the staff of Public Knowledge enjoyed our time exploring the museum! Lots of interesting items, as well as history. Enjoyed looking for the secret doors lol! You are very creative in how you place the items throughout the mansion on the treasure hunt list. Thanks for the fun experience.”

Jane Hsiao on Jul 15, 2019 said:

“Terrific activity for family with teenagers!”

Erin Song on Jul 9, 2019 said:

“It was amazing. My boyfriend normally doesn't get so excited about activities but he was SO determined to find the secret doors we ended up staying almost 3 hours and found 9 secret doors. It's a workout looking for these secret doors. We were SO TIRED afterward.”

Linda Moreno on Jul 8, 2019 said:

“OMG, what a wonderful experience! Every nook & cranny is filled with remarkable items and so much memorabilia . We loved the music, guitars, Rosa Parks room (really every room) and the founder and her partner are so friendly. We loved the experience and intend to return again. We even purchased an item, so much fun. We even sang Beatle songs all the way back to our hotel.”

Elliot Boyle on Jul 6, 2019 said:

“Very cool”

Jenna Reese on Jul 5, 2019 said:


Michael McCurry on Jul 5, 2019 said:

“Go! Do this! It was truly great! Myself, my wife and our 2 teenagers all enjoyed the Mansion. The adventure of looking for the secret doors would have been enough but there is so very much more. The Mansion is filled with curiosities, hundreds of signed guitars, photos and paintings and statues and toys and furniture and waaaay too much to describe here. It is a feast for the senses. Not to mention the 2 story log cabin built inside! (We found 4 hidden doors and a secret passage in there.). The staff was super friendly and helpful and even more the other visitors were having as much fun as we were and we traded clues about hidden panels. I can't say enough good things. This is great for all ages!"”

Rachel Orvig on Jul 3, 2019 said:

“The most amazing museum and experience I've ever had! I made a mistake with not allowing my self more time! Would love to come back and spend the whole day! Nkaiso is an amazing person and really goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has everything they need to really enjoy their experience!!! ”

Helena Kinane on Jul 2, 2019 said:

“Such an amazing experience! There was so much detail put into everything there and every room was different. Definitely will be back again!”

Nancy Clark-Gonyea from Eastern Virginia Medical School, on Jul 1, 2019 said:

“Today's event was spectacular! To bring such a diverse group to your space was so much fun for me. Some reminded me of country bumpkins who had never been to the big city before! Everyone was in awe and they were so impressed with the venue, the food, the desserts (oh my!) and the fun Ted provided with the history of the house and his insights into H's designs. We had an incredible time and will be back - as a group and individually for sure.”

Jennifer Monson on Jul 1, 2019 said:

“We had a great time! Exciting fun searching for hidden doors and treasures!”

Jean Wiskowski on Jun 27, 2019 said:

“ESO our host was fantastic! He gave us extra time during our tour once we came back downstairs and you can tell how passionate he is about what he does and about the home. Wonderful experience.”

Jean Wiskowski on Jun 27, 2019 said:

“ESO our host was fantastic! He gave us extra time during our tour once we came back downstairs and you can tell how passionate he is about what he does and about the home. Wonderful experience.”

Wendy Richardson from Preeminent PR, on Jun 25, 2019 said:

“Phenomenal every thing from the staff to the memorabilia is/was phenomenal!!!”

Debra Webb on Jun 23, 2019 said:

“My sister , who has lived in Arlington for over 34 years, found the mansion online. We took my 15 year old granddaughter there. It was so much fun. We all loved the house. There is so much to see, and it?s all so interesting. We found 11 of the 70 secret doors. We spent at least three hours in the house. The owners are very nice. I recommend it to my friends, for a fun adventure ”

Joan Kober on Jun 19, 2019 said:

“MY 2 grandkids - 12 and 9 - absolutely loved it. They wanted to go back today. Looking for the hidden doors was such a thrill for them - one of the best things we've ever done together.”

Julie Curran on Jun 18, 2019 said:

“I had no idea what to expect. This was such a cool place. We spent 4 hours wandering, playing, sipping cocktails and discovering. There is truly something for everyone. ”

Amy Klabon on Jun 14, 2019 said:

“Always fun! ”

Kazuhiro on Jun 12, 2019 said:

“Thank you for your kindness. I liked the feel of the room and the secret door. I enjoyed my stay. See you again!”

Julie Collins on Jun 11, 2019 said:

“Stellar searching...”

Debra E Foreman on Jun 10, 2019 said:

“I visited the mansion in the middle of the day on a Wednesday. I almost had the whole place to myself! Iso Akpabio (manager) was very welcoming and very knowledgable about the mansion and it's history. Prepaying for drinks (online) was a good deal and you are allowed to enjoy them while walking through this awesome mansion looking at everything and anything you could ever imagine! ”

James Wolff on Jun 4, 2019 said:


Piper Scott from Troop 12034, on Jun 2, 2019 said:

“Our troop chose to use their Girl Scout cookie sale profits to have an adventure at the Mansion, and it did not disappoint! They were wowed by the delicious treats and then had the time of their lives exploring all of the hidden doors and themes rooms. An extraordinary time for the girls and their parents! Thank you so much for making our visit so very special!”

Alessandra Cantone on May 28, 2019 said:

“Magic place, a hidden gem”

Elliott on May 28, 2019 said:

“Somehow I've lived in the DC area my whole life and never visited the mansion, but now it will be our 1st stop with out of town guests! An amazing experience. Lots of fun, and we were kept involved the entire visit. I Highly recommend coming here. ”

Jennifer Shannon on May 27, 2019 said:

“Just knowing that Rosa parks stayed there for 10 years made it more interesting the rooms were incredible very interesting story and House”

Deb Gottesman from Co-Executive Director, The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, on May 27, 2019 said:

“Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful evening last night. Our guests LOVED the Mansion , and it made the experience of gathering to watch a film about Life Stories all the more special. And they also raved about the food. Thank you for throwing in so many extras for us (the desserts were unexpected and truly delicious!). It really couldn't have gone better! We hope to have more occasions to connect in the future.”

Dawn Dickson on May 27, 2019 said:

“Super cool and fun + unique experience. So much history and memorabilia - the most engaging and interactive museum I've ever been to. I will return, we only found 8 hidden doors”

Chip Dobbs on May 27, 2019 said:

“Had a blast. Will come back”

Laura Pinna on May 27, 2019 said:

“Lightheaded and comfortable with a mix of ages helped make this a most enjoyable afternoon. Combined with the self guided tour beforehand is a wonderful way to relax and let the mind take a break from the world outside.”

JR LaPaugh on May 24, 2019 said:

“Love it, love it and did I say love it? I stayed at OM for the first time in 2004 ish. I have been back several times since over the years and now I'm bringing my kids this July 2019. I have used OM's eclectic style in my own home as we get many complements from family and visitors. This is a must see location. It's so easy to make conversation and friends with other guest due to atmosphere at OM. I hope my kids bring their families their as I look forward to making more memories with them at OM in the future! ”

Michael Hofmann on May 24, 2019 said:

“Thank you again for the memorable stay. You guys are awesome and have something really special.”

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!”

Vivian Feen from Re/Max Advantage Realty, on May 15, 2019 said:

“Unbelievable! Creative Museum! Super, caring staff-everyone of them. Food? Aaah, you gotta taste..Creative & delicious. Wait'll you taste mind-blowing desserts! I'm a fan of all the rock n'roll signed guitars: Dylan,Cash,Hendrix,just starting to name. You'll see!”

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!”

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 secret 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.”

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. ”

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... the furnishings were out of this world. ”

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. ”

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