Old Town, New Sites

Tudor Place, the historic house originally owned by a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, is situated right up the road in Georgetown on 5 1/2 acres of land, and just off the beaten path that I never thought to venture past the gates. Technically, there’s also a fee for entry so the fact that Saturday’s French Market was offering free admittance to the estate helped formulate a visit.

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The gardens are quite delightful! There are so many hidden alcoves and a huge lawn right in the heart of Georgetown. Great for soaking up the pollen and shade on a 90 degree April day.

On Sunday, I met up with Keely, Dan and Annie in Old Town for a scenic supper and stroll. Before dinner I made a quick visit to the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Such a neat space! The compound is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof.

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For dinner we met at Virtue Feed & Grain, which after just one visit, I’d highly recommend for anyone visiting Old Town. It’s just out of the way from the main docking area and is designed as if you’re eating in a Pottery Barn. The barbacoa tacos were also very delicious.

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We walked off dinner with a scenic trip around the waterfront.

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In other weekly highlights, I joined a newly formed running group for a leisurely jog and stumbled on some great new outdoor watering holes and rooftops (non-related events).Cheers!

-EmPan
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