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Bob and Anita Price on Jul 31, 2021 said:

“We've never had so much fun in a museum before! Found only 19 doors and just sorry that we didn't count the rooms! Took tons of pics and spread the word lots of ways including FB. Memorabilia is fantastic and we will definitely come back next time we are in DC. ”

Tracy Strub on Jul 30, 2021 said:

“Super fun- amazing all the items. A great time. ”

Annette Abramson from Face Works Events, on Jul 30, 2021 said:

“This was a 'mystery date' for my boyfriend. We had a blast and spent almost 3 hours exploring and searching for the secret doors at the Mansion. We look forward to returning for 'Special Events'.”

Tracy Strub on Jul 29, 2021 said:

“Super fun- amazing all the items. A great time. ”

Alan Hirschfeld on Jul 26, 2021 said:

“So much fun!”

Monica Colby on Jul 25, 2021 said:

“We LOVED spending a couple of hours at the mansion looking all around at the art and memorabilia, and walking through the secret passages. This is a must-do in DC and I look forward to coming back!”

Bobby Coady on Jul 20, 2021 said:

“My favorite thing in DC...stayed busy everyday for a week and this was the most fun I had... spent 3 hours could of spent 8 easily. We did hidden gems hunt but spent our time focusing on the hidden doors, much more rewarding finding different wings to the mansion than any item.”

Anthony Charles Eglesias on Jul 20, 2021 said:

“I love this place! You can spend an hour or five and not see everything they have to offer. You will absolutely WANT to return to this museum again.”

Peter Scheyer on Jul 19, 2021 said:

“I attended the Bluegrass Jam. It was fantastic!”

Mark Cooper on Jul 18, 2021 said:

“My family and I attended for the 1st time and found it to be delightful. The staff was friendly and earnest. The museum itself was a blend of pop art and kitsch in the best way. Looking for the hidden doorways was fun for us and the fellow visitors- and yes, we did find some! But not all- that just leaves a challenge for the next time. Fun for kids of all ages”

Deborah Weinstein from LGEF, on Jul 13, 2021 said:

“Super fun & creative thank you ! ”

Pam Laster on Jul 9, 2021 said:

“Great experience! One of the top excursions in DC. Staff great, friendly. Can spend hours exploring and hunting. So glad we went and will definitely be back.”

Peter Scheyer on Jul 9, 2021 said:

“Bluegrass Jam, fantastic event. Will attend again. Appreciated the comp'd veteran entry fee, pretty sure they liked my participation too. Say hi to the organizers for me if you get a shot.”

SHERRY L SHEARER on Jul 6, 2021 said:

“This is an awesomely fun experience! We explored the museum in search of hidden doors and found over 20 in just a few hours. Of course, our family of four is excellent at solving puzzles and working together. Once we found a couple, we were determined to find as many as we could. We loved seeing all the nostalgia and interesting items for sale as we searched for hidden passages and doors of all sizes hidden in the mansion. ”

Frankie Hargrove from Retired, on Jul 5, 2021 said:

“I'd love it to come back. I must learn when it's open to visitors ”

Dallyn Steenerson on Jun 30, 2021 said:

“Amazing experience! Beautiful rooms and art, friendly staff and volunteers, and such a wonderfully creative and inspiring space! Definitely coming back!”

Dallyn Steenerson on Jun 30, 2021 said:

“Amazing experience! Beautiful rooms and art, friendly staff and volunteers, and such a wonderfully creative and inspiring space! Definitely coming back!”

Stephanie on Jun 30, 2021 said:

“This is one of the most well-done, creative, authentic, engaging, fabulous tours we have ever done (and we are very well-traveled)...Thank you for being truly unique and genuinely spectacular... we will return again and again as there's so much more we want to see!”

Laura G on Jun 27, 2021 said:

“Wonderful experience. We used to attend the amazing brunches, and wanted the overnight experience. Thanks!”

Matt Waldron on Jun 19, 2021 said:

“Simply amazing, why haven't I done this already!”

Rodney Adkins on Jun 19, 2021 said:

“Fantastic time/ lots to explore and see/ things are hidden in plain sight. Highly recommended. Probably not good for really young children.Will return again sometime soon on next trip to DC”

Rodney Adkins on Jun 19, 2021 said:

“Fantastic time/ lots to explore and see/ things are hidden in plain sight. Highly recommended. Probably not good for really young children.Will return again sometime soon on next trip to DC”

Millicent Wade on Jun 15, 2021 said:

“We had a good time. Lots to see and even found some secret doors. The staff was very helpful and friendly.”

Tam Pitts on Jun 14, 2021 said:

“When reserving my ticket to the museum, I was very leery about the experience. However, I am so glad I visited the museum. It was an experience and adventure I will NEVER forget. The hunt of the secret doors was fun, all the items on display were unique and/or vintage! Getting the chance to meet Ms. H was awesome! And I loved the tribute to Rosa Parks! Very informative and creative! If you get the chance to visit the Mansion, take your time, look at everything and enjoy the experience. FYI, we found over 7 secret doors! LOL”

Dawn Darr on Jun 7, 2021 said:

“First time visitor and my family was blown away by the uniqueness of this museum. Hunting for the secret doors and the "gems" on the sheet kept us engaged from the moment we stepped off the elevator on the fourth floor until we left 2:5 hours later. Having found 17 hidden doors, my family felt like real sleuths. What a treasure O Street Mansion is! We can't wait to bring our friends and come back again to explore more. ”

Alix Johnson on Jun 3, 2021 said:

“My granddaughter, age 9, and I visited the Mansion for the Secret Door tour and it was just enchanting! We scurried up and down the corridors and in and out of amazing rooms for more than and hour, and managed to spy ten hidden doors! Since we were so focused on the hunt we did not spend nearly enough time discovering the other magical features of the Mansion and we will plan another trip soon.”

Melissa MacLellan on May 31, 2021 said:

“Super cool! Definitely need to come back to find all of the rooms I'm sure we missed!”

Cheryl on May 31, 2021 said:

“We loved it ”

Deborah Bielecki from Jazzercise Springboro Centerville, on May 30, 2021 said:

“Super fun!! Everyone was so nice. The mansion is just unbelievable! Could have spent many many many more hours there and definitely want to come back! Highlight was having H as our personal bartender and getting the opportunity to chat with her. Also, learning about the connection between Rosa Parks and civil rights. Learned so many interesting interesting things and had a ball!! Cannot wait to do another tour here!”

Lea G Caplan on May 24, 2021 said:

“We had a great time... so much to see. ”

Heidi Thompson from DanFam, on May 24, 2021 said:

“Technically it was really well-done, flawless. And not all zooms are. Knowing this was your first hybrid... you nailed it!Dan Navarro is a superb workshop leader, songwriter, performer and human being. He knows how to teach and build community in the process, and how to provide useful guidance while supporting and building confidence in all in the workshop. He makes learning so much fun, for everyone! Quite masterful. Thanks so much for doing!!”

Cindy Davis from DanFam, on May 24, 2021 said:

“I attended Dan Navarro's "Songwriting and the Creative Muse" songwriting workshop, and it was amazing. Dan was kind and welcoming while providing meaningful feedback, and I learned so much. The hybrid Zoom and in-person format worked great (I attended via Zoom). Any time you have Dan back for this workshop, either in person or virtually, I want to sign up! :) Thank you so much!”

Kristin Wenzler on May 19, 2021 said:

“This was a great find!! We were visiting from out of town and struggled to find activities due to covid closures. This was a FANTASTIC find. We had a great time searching through rooms, looking for secret doors and viewing all the pieces in the museum. We had two kids, 8 & 10 and they LOVED it. We went back through and relooked at some of our favorite rooms and items. Definitely would recommend. You could go again and again and always see something new, I'm positive. It would be amazing to spend a night here!!”

Julie Butterbaugh on May 12, 2021 said:

“I took out of state guests here for our event and everyone loved their experience! We were given a genuine welcome and left to our own devices to explore. 3 hours later we still hadn't covered even half of it, so we'll be going back for sure! If you haven't been here, you need to experience it! I've never seen anything quite like the Mansion!”

Nolene ferguson on May 12, 2021 said:

“Such a cool place! Look forward to coming back”

Belinda on May 11, 2021 said:

“This was my second visit to the Mansion I enjoyed it just as much as the first and I am sure I will be back again. Each time I go I find something I didn't see before !”

Nadia Robinson on May 10, 2021 said:

“Amazing. First time ever going to O mansion glad I gave it a try.Really memorable mothers day activity. Found rosa parks room and a handful of secret doors but still looking for secret wine cellar. We will be coming back when we have a full day to truly explore this museum. ”

Aly on May 9, 2021 said:

“Had an absolute blast!”

Morgan Schmidtke on May 9, 2021 said:

“Everyone went above and beyond. We spoke with the chef downstairs and he took the time to tell us the story of the kitchen painting and make our experience magical! Isaac also got excited about the doors we found with us as well as another young gentleman who showed us the gardens outside! We think we spoke with the lady who was the manager as well (forgive us for not catching your name!) and she made our experience warm and welcoming! My grandma also marveled at how clean everything b was and how we couldn't find a dust bunny anywhere in the whole museum! We spoke with the nice cleaning lady (also didn't get her name) who took pride in making the museum a home! We found 34 doors (this was our second visit, and we know of more doors in some of the rooms that were rented out)! Our grandma (whose first visit it was) raves about the experience. She has already started to plan a return visit and wants to tell all of her friends. We had an absolute blast! The added challenge of the hidden gem Hunt was good too! My husband took it seriously and counted every single item he could find... up to 110 angels!! What an adventure!! ”

Carol Schlef on May 9, 2021 said:

“Fabulous experience! Only wish we'd allowed more time. Will be back!”

Roger Sherman from The District Pit, on Apr 24, 2021 said:

“My wife and I attended a book signing by Brianna Thomas. Author of Black Broadway in Washington, DC. The artist spoked about her book, the experience of writing it, why she wrote it and then took questions from the audience. This event was profession, entertaining and meaningful in todays environment. The event was a socially distant event that took place in a converted garage! It was beautiful, spacious and airy. My wife and I felt comfortable the whole time we were there. We also had a chance to walk thought the secret garden. A true oasis in the middle of the city.”

Bernard Demczuk from UDC, on Apr 24, 2021 said:

“Always a pleasure to be at The Mansion. Thank you. ”

Amber Samm on Apr 13, 2021 said:

“Fun day experience for our time in DC. Would definitely go back!”

Kathleen Wright on Apr 10, 2021 said:

“Very much enjoyed it! Next trip we will stay longer!”

Stacy whedbee on Apr 10, 2021 said:

“Amazing experience! Super fun adventure....so much eye candy! highly recommend this sweet treasure”

Stacy whedbee on Apr 10, 2021 said:

“Amazing experience! Super fun adventure....so much eye candy! highly recommend this sweet treasure”

Anne Gauthier on Apr 9, 2021 said:

“What an amazing place! Fantastic building, more memorabilia and art and odd furnishing plus more than you could ever imagine. The walls are literally covered with artwork. The secret door tour (self guided) was so much fun. We found 8 of 70. We live in the area, work in DC, and can not believe we had never been before. Also, we appreciated the steps to stay COVID safe -- excellent job.”

Kurt evans on Apr 7, 2021 said:

“This place was just a blast I mean talk about the coolest place to revisit history I got to visit with Mrs. H and I didn't know it till I left I was stoked . Every person in the civilized world should see this great treasure !!!”

Rita on Apr 6, 2021 said:

“It was fun. Went with 4 teenagers and they had a blast looking for all the hidden doors, checking out the funky decor and unusal objects all over the place. Reading the stories on the guitars was another favorite.”

Mache Chase on Apr 5, 2021 said:

“This experience was amazing! We found 22/70 hidden doors. The host told us he'd only found 42 and he's been working there for about 2 years so I'm super impressed with the hidden spots. If you have an opportunity please stop by! There's a pool table, scrabble, and chess for guests to play. Hand sanitizer is located throughout.”

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Sue Adezio on Apr 4, 2021 said:

“The hidden door tour was so much fun. Who knew you could hide doors behind so much stuff!? Finding the wine cellar was the gem of the tour. I won't tell you where it is but it was very well hidden. We were very proud of ourselves when we did find The Wine Cellar.”

Heidi Cerrud on Apr 4, 2021 said:

“It was wonderful, thank you all very much ”

Amber Wolff on Apr 4, 2021 said:

“Our first visit to Mansion was so much fun! We brought the children for the Easter Hunt. It was such an engaging experience for all of us and everyone had a great time. Covid precautions were in place and we felt comfortable doing the tour activities. We will be back!”

David Sacks on Apr 4, 2021 said:

“Love your place and continue to show to new people! Yesterday was my third visit in 5 years.”

Ann on Apr 3, 2021 said:

“Very unusual and fun. Wilson gave a great intro.”

Karen on Mar 29, 2021 said:

“Being a competitive family, it was fun to see which ones of us could find the most secret doors. A place you can visit more than once and you would see and experience something different each time. We loved it!”

Cecilia Kennedy on Mar 25, 2021 said:

“Great fun on a rainy day although the gardens on a sunny day would be a plus. Best to have a couple of hours to enjoy it all. Staff and H.H. were very gracious and welcoming.”

Allie J on Mar 24, 2021 said:

“Such a wonderful and exciting experience. Definitely a place you will plan on revisiting. Don't miss this spot.”

Emily Mendola on Mar 15, 2021 said:

“Very cool. Can go through multiple times and still find something new”

Morgan Schmidtke on Mar 14, 2021 said:

“So. Much. Fun. My husband and I loved hunting for doors together and pointing out interesting items. There were several dream-building pieces that we want in the future (that glass table and ornate chess set was incredible)!! We had so much fun taking a few hints too. My husband is an architectural draftsman so my favorite part was when he was counting how many townhouses wide we had gone and said, "We are missing some space," before we found a secret door to another section of the houses! We had a BLAST. Thank you to the team there!!”

Ward Biggs on Mar 14, 2021 said:

“Amazingly Dope Tour! Great staff! I just wished we found more secret doors, We were only able to find 14 lol ”

Kelsea Olszewski on Mar 9, 2021 said:

“I cannot recommend this experience enough!! We took my little sister there for her Bachelorette and it was such a fun and unique experience! So much to look at and room to explore! Reuben was hilarious and kind which helped make the experience even more fun! Definitely make time for this!”

J on Mar 1, 2021 said:

“Wilson was great upon check-in and continued to be helpful through the weekend. Unbelievable. Definitely a hidden gem! We've already told people they have to visit.”

Roger Sherman from The District Pit, on Feb 19, 2021 said:

“I could not have been happier with the accommodations at the Mansion! The location was beautiful! The staff is top notch! I could not have asked for more. I will certainly be coming back for another visit. ”

Salim-Hassan Williams on Feb 18, 2021 said:

“The mansion on o is the place to go for a fun outing and adventure”

Ash on Feb 15, 2021 said:

“Can't say enough about how cool the mansion is, we went in nearly blind, not knowing what to expect and we ended up spending over two hours. Incredible experience, with so much to see. It really feels like a magical place and an awesome date spot to take pictures in and explore together. Staff is so friendly and nice as well. We will definitely be returning to discover more!”

Stephanie Slatner on Feb 14, 2021 said:

“Great stay comfortably beds unique experience d definitely will return again someday!”

Mary Sawyer on Jan 24, 2021 said:

“3rd time I've visited the Mansion, bringing different friends each time. This time was the best. Adding the video prior to exploring is great. It's difficult to explain all the nuances adequately, so the video is very helpful in doing that. Reubin our host was awesome. Another gentleman arriving later was awesome also. It's good to understand the concept of the hidden doors better, thanks to our hosts. We actually found more than originally thought when including stained glass & closets. We spent hours leisurely exploring the first 3 floors, took a champagne break, then finished the tour with the lower level. Great way to spend a few hours on a cold, winter Saturday. Visiting the Mansion never disappoints.”

Ponnia Muyen on Jan 13, 2021 said:

“Amazing and will definitely go back to find more secret doors/rooms”

Jarid Matylewicz on Jan 13, 2021 said:

“Awesome experience. Never have done anything like it”

Jiraporn Tancharoen on Jan 11, 2021 said:

“It is really fun and interesting. My son is 11 years old love this place and he said he will come back again when we visit in DC. And we might book for stay here.”

Krystal Oliver on Dec 29, 2020 said:

“What an amazing family outing. We went here for our Christmas family get away. The lay out was a bit challenging to maneuver but in a good way. (there are elevators if the stairs get to be too much. I just slowed down and let my (adult) kids go ahead of me.. ) My son was able to find at least 60 of the 70 doors. The wine area was one of the best spots for me. You must go there and just take in the ambiance. I love the Rosa Parks room and the Michael Jackson tribute. There was also a shout out to the great icon Prince!!! I do encourage you to take advantage of the parking. We were not able to park on the street and found the spot online that was walking distance. The neighborhood is eye catching and the walk was refreshing. I can go on and on.. just go its worth it.”

Michele Hopkins on Dec 29, 2020 said:

“ First off, I have to tell you that the staff did such an incredible job fixing up the garage. We had a magical time (and encouraged H's husband to please keep the room up and keep using it - a real treasure.) The transformation from Monday to Thursday was unbelievable. So, our thanks for making such a memorable evening for our group. We had a ball.Second, thank Jameel for the most delicious meal. We were absolutely wowed! From start to finish no detail was left out. Please thank him and the kitchen staff.”

Taina Robles on Dec 22, 2020 said:

“There was so much to see and explore can't wait to do it with my kids. ”

Christina on Dec 21, 2020 said:

“We had a blast! We spent about two hours and did three run through a, finding about 20 of the hidden doors, nooks, passages, and crannys. We could have spent so many more hours looking at everything and I wish we had more time. I can not wait to come back! ”

Lisa Burris on Dec 19, 2020 said:

“The museum was absolutely fascinating! My teenage boys had so much fun finding the secret doors. And we loved Robert, the employee who was working during our visit. He's so knowledgeable, both about the museum and American history. Our conversations with him definitely added to our fun. Cheers!!”

Jon Antonsen on Dec 13, 2020 said:

“26 doors ”

Marco Rivera on Dec 8, 2020 said:

“Even though my visit was cut short due to unforseen events, I had a lot of fun in the short time I was there. Many hidden doors and interesting items all throughout the mansion. Definitely will come back to stay longer!”

Douglas Vo on Nov 28, 2020 said:

“This was my first scavenger hunt of this kind where I get to find hidden doors and cool artifacts that have come from America's history. From the Beatles and Rosa Parks to novelties like Marvel and artists like Michael Jackson and Prince. I highly recommend anyone with lots of time on the hands and curiosity for adventure to come to the O St Mansion”

Serena Terry on Nov 24, 2020 said:

“They are amazing and the place is incredible. It was so much better than we expected. We will definitely be back to find more rooms ;)”

Sylvana Fow on Nov 17, 2020 said:

“What a magical place! It was a very unique, amazing, and surreal experience. I highly recommend it to anyone.”

Shiva Rahmani on Nov 17, 2020 said:

“Truly magical and unique! Inspired me to write a book!”

Laurie Taylor on Nov 15, 2020 said:

“Loved the rooms. Staff were friendly and helpful. Art was incredible. Great way to spend an afternoon. Really need to go multiple times to fully experience and explore. ”

Jodi Pilot on Nov 14, 2020 said:

“OMGosh! This place is amazing!!! There are no words to describe the O Mansion. This is a very unique experience and one I have never come across. The staff is polite and knowledgeable. The "quest" is exciting and fun, especially once you start finding those hidden doors!! There are over 100 rooms and over 80 hidden doors to find. However, the crowning gem itself is the hotel/museum and all the wonderful items and memorabilia you get to look at while searching!”

Erika Saxon on Nov 12, 2020 said:

“We had a blast, even though we only found a few doors. Robert was very kind and helpful and the other guests were lovely. ”

Lexy Burnett on Nov 12, 2020 said:

“Wow, just WOW! As a huge history buff, this activity definitely piqued my interests but it also played with my sense of wonder and definitely brought out my inner-child. Beyond my expectations, this mansion is a never ending maze of memorabilia and secret passageways where you will always end up somewhere new and exciting! The tour starts with a warm welcome and an informational video, then you set off on an experience of a lifetime. We found at least 10 doors, even accidentally found a whole other door/section on our way out!! I definitely plan on coming back to take some more time to really look around at the literature and art work more in-depth since everything is for sale. Thank you for having us and we will see you again soon!”

Treca Allen on Nov 11, 2020 said:

“So glad I decided to come here. This was a very interesting and fun experience. I felt like I was on a scavenger hunt looking for treasures! There's something interesting around every corner and in each room. The staff was friendly and helpful. This was a very unique experience. You'll definitely enjoy going”

Amber Tucker on Nov 11, 2020 said:

“Definitely do this! Unique experience. So many things to see. And you can stay at the place!!!!!! They have a hotel. So cool”

Cierra Farquharson on Nov 11, 2020 said:

“This was a really amazing experience! My husband and I found 18 doors together (4 with the help of our host). We had such a good time and want to come back with our friends!”

John Nester on Nov 11, 2020 said:

“A very fun trip with a Treasure Hunt feel!”

Nathan Hasz on Nov 6, 2020 said:

“So fun! And we had to change our reservation twice and they accommodated both.”

Pamela on Nov 6, 2020 said:

“Wonderful experience. Amazing place-a real treasure chest. Great dinner!”

Joanna from Consultant, on Nov 6, 2020 said:

“This was my first time in the mansion. I really enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere, the video explaining the history, the amazing collections of unique memorabilia, the lovely decoration, and the incredible dinner in the secret garden under the stars. It was indeed a spectacular dinner! Thank you for the warm hospitality!”

Melissa Kimmel on Nov 2, 2020 said:

“My sister and mom loved it! I cannot thank you enough! They loved the wine cellar and the log cabin. It was awesome watching them search for the secret doors. My mom loves Rosa Parks and couldn't get over that you knew her and that she lived there!Thank you, thank you!”

paige tippett on Nov 1, 2020 said:

“What a fun, quirky gem! I've lived in NOVA most of my life and never heard of this wonderful mansion. Definitely planning to return (maybe around Xmas) to continue hunting for those hidden doors! My (almost) 11 year old aslo love it!”

Sonia Welch on Oct 29, 2020 said:

“I'm so glad that Airbnb suggestion this activity. I would not have known about the O Museum. It's a hidden gem. We had so much fun exploring hidden rooms and learning about the historical aspect of it all. Who knew Rosa Parks stayed here for 10 years. Simply amazing.”

Rosalind Redrick on Oct 28, 2020 said:

“Alot of thought went into the mansion and the variety of tours. A "must see and do" when visiting DC. Wear walking shoes, you'll get a workout in too. ”

Sean Huie on Oct 26, 2020 said:

“Magical experience! I went with my best friend on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Robert was an awesome docent. He ensured we found the secret wine cellar. I must warn you though, it can be a bit overwhelming at times with all the memorabilia. Things that come to mind without specific spoilers (old magazines and newspapers, guitars, baseball cards, paintings and much more) one of the best kept secrets in D.C.!”

CaShonda Henderson on Oct 22, 2020 said:

“Great museum!”

Kate on Oct 19, 2020 said:

“It was so AMAZING! We found about 6 doors and most of them were found by my daughter! Everyone of my friends thanks me for finding your place, it was extraordinary, we forgot about everything, even finding the doors was not the main point for the first time, We were looking at all the stuff! Sincerely, one of my best birthdays in my life (and since 22nd I make extraordinary). They all say we will remember it. ”

Kendra Wise on Oct 8, 2020 said:

“so much fun! it is totally sensory overload and we were tired from walking all day so to walk around and roam kind of trying to get lost but not miss anything was so fun. we will be back! ”

Lawrence Miesse on Sep 29, 2020 said:

“We had the most awesome experience last night! Please thank all the staff and everybody in your establishment for us. It was amazing.”

Larry M on Sep 29, 2020 said:

“THIS PLACE IS AMAZEBALLZ!! IMHO, the BEST place to stay in DC! I would refer to it as a "Destination Hotel/Museum". Took my GF here for her Birthday on a Wednesday. We had the place almost to ourselves! Not Just A Hotel, Not Just A Museum, but all that and more! Beatles Memorabilia (signed) Everywhere! Guitars in every room! Each Room Is Themed differently and Luxury Abounds! We went for "a night at the museum". We also splurged for the Personal Chef Dinner. We were served an amazing dinner (customized for us-there is no menu). Each course was more delicious than the last! The service was IMPECCABLE! We were treated like visiting dignitaries! I can't stop expounding on just how awesome it was!! Rosa Parks Herself lived there. There's a "Rosa Parks Room".We Had The Most Amazing Vacation and didn't even leave DC! Thank You Lady H! Thank You Robert and everyone else who made this one of my favorite nights in years!! I Recommend This In The Highest Order!”

Mary Skoien on Sep 28, 2020 said:

“I participated in the Zoom concert last evening by Walt Wilkins and Marc Berardo supporting the O Street Mansion. This was my first exposure to this DC landmark, and now it is on my list of places to visit when safe to travel. ”

Tracy Postell on Sep 14, 2020 said:

“My guest and I had a MOST fabulous time and we will definitely return...I RAVED to ALL of my family and friends about our experience!! Just OUTSTANDING and I received MAJOR brownie points with my companion for such a fun and creative date. ”

Danica & Kevin on Aug 11, 2020 said:

“What an absolute extravaganza at the big 0!!! From the moment we entered and throughout our wonderful stay we felt as though we tripped and fell down a rabbit hole. The entire staff created an environment of wonderment from which we danced and giggled our way up and down, in and out with a few skips and jumps. A most magical special place. So happy we stumbled into the big 0!!! ”

Anthony Salinas on Aug 3, 2020 said:

“I cannot begin to describe how great our visit to the 0 Street museum was. After searching for a fun and interactive activity for my group of friends, I came across this fun adventure. The booking process was extremely easy and the staff was beyond amazing. We spent a total of 4 hours touring the home, finding hidden doors, and experiencing the rich history this museum offers. I plan to book a room in the future (as a staycasion) to continue to explore and immerse myself into the true art that this place is.Highly recommend!”

Polina Chernomorets on Aug 3, 2020 said:

“ Fun place to explore. Five interconnected brownstones with lots of secret passages and a cool eclectic interior with a lot of for sale items. Extremely fun to visit with kids and search for secret doors. They also had a free musical concert the day we visited and have lots of events there on a daily basis. A bit touristy but still fun. ”

Andrew Zimdahl on Aug 3, 2020 said:

“The Mansion on O Street is an iconoclastic DC landmark. Home to historical figures as diverse as J Edgar Hoover and Rosa Parks, this is a very special place. I have attended many wonderful events here and hope to attend many more soon!”

Mindy Logar on Jul 23, 2020 said:

“This is a hidden DC gem. This last visit (of many) was my first with kids. They thought they would be bored, but their first step into the mansion changed that immediately. They were amazed that they could touch things and that they would be searching for hidden doors throughout the mansion. They ran around like little sleuths and they were excited every tine they found a new door. I have discovered something, new rooms, new hidden doors, every time I have come and I highly recommend this spot. I have not yet had a chance to do an event or a brunch here but I hope to in the future.”

Lisa Zenker on Jul 15, 2020 said:

“What an awesome experience! We can't wait to return. ”

Tim Monaghan on Jul 14, 2020 said:

“Great time and beautifully unique room. Felt like LA ”

Tania E. on Jul 7, 2020 said:

“Perfect summer activity w/ my 7 y/o daughter. We enjoyed every minute of the scavenger hunt & searching for secret doors! Literally 4 floors of fun for all ages - elevator accessible, too. Robert was one awesome host.”

Julie York on Mar 31, 2020 said:

“We had so much fun and we can not wait to come back! ”

Rochelle Anderson on Mar 18, 2020 said:

“Wow. You think you know museums, but until you have been here you don't know what is still out there. This was a truly unusual and great experience in an old mansion filled with secrets and hidden doors and passages. After your welcome and orientation you set off on your own to try to find your way in all directions. Gently push a panel and you are surprised to find more. The spaces are all beautifully decorated from floor to ceilings (look up) and shelves 3 deep. The pin ball machines even work. You will get lost which is part of the fun. Fear not, sooner or later you will find a staircase or elevator to re-orient. It is easy to spend several hours, but you still won't see it all! It kinda leaves you planning for more on another visit.”

Alisa Lovera on Mar 16, 2020 said:

“cool experience”

Shannon Fosdal on Mar 15, 2020 said:

“This was such a fun experience! I'm still trying to figure out where all these doors could be hidden. Robert was super nice. The Mansion is beautiful, especially the wine cellar. Other people were there too but the mansion is so huge, you hardly run into the others”

Cara Petersen on Mar 13, 2020 said:

“Great experience! Found 10 doors, will definitely go back!”

Rhonda Dallachiesa on Mar 12, 2020 said:

“First of all, the champagne was yummy( this is from someone who doesn't care for champagne) Mr Ted was extremely helpful to me in getting my car parked and offered to us a lot of information in such a short period of time and seemed happy to have us there. Robert was as nice and helpful as Mr Ted. You can truly tell how much he enjoys being there. The museum was more than amazing, and the collections incredible! Madame H was so kind and warm to us and took the time to personally autograph our books and seemed interested in our lives. It was a magical experience and we can't wait to return and bring our friends with us!”

Kaela Resendes on Mar 11, 2020 said:

“So different and fun! We loved how interesting and interactive it was. Would definitely recommend.”

John Robb on Mar 10, 2020 said:

“So much fun to explore. So much history ... Rosa, Fredrick and the many pieces of legendary musical history past and present. Extraordinary!”

Gayle Wald on Mar 9, 2020 said:

“It is impossible to thank you enough for pulling out all of the stops for us at yesterday's fabulous party. The food was great, the music was perfect, the vibe was chill, the word ZACHARY was on the screen! Kids and adults alike had a great time and raved about the food. Everything went to plan. In a word: Perfect!”

Brittni Bullins on Mar 9, 2020 said:

“This was such an awesome experience. The secret doors are a bonus to all the unique items throughout this mansion. Lots of history and diversity. Highly recommend!”

Reilly Mason on Mar 9, 2020 said:

“This place was endlessly amazing 100% recommend you visit the next time you are in town!”

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. ”

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