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Scroll down to see all of our Tours, Hunts, Concerts and Much More!

Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids is required)

Reviews

“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!” — Casey Dexter
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Non-Food Tours (on-line reservations required)

Hours: Tour appointments (based on availability) daily 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Close 5 p.m. (minimum time needed 45 minutes). Over 100 rooms (guaranteed to see at least 60). Over 70 secret doors (guaranteed to be able to find at least 32 -- if you find 2 you are above average).

Secret Door Tour
Be a Super Sleuth
$25/person
Secret Door Tour

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Find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers. 

On this self-guided tour, our volunteers will treat you to an in-depth history of our philosophy, museum, building, secret doors and what to look for as you head out on your super sleuth adventure.

We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map - or showing you where they are. So be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person
 

Mrs Rosa Parks Tour
Learn about her decade at the O Museum
$30/person
Mrs Rosa Parks Tour

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"Each person must live their life as a model for others."~Mrs. Rosa Parks

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Celebrate the life of Mrs. Rosa Parks on this journey. A resident of The Mansion for over a decade Mrs. Parks was a mother figure and mentor to Founder, H.H. Leonards. Her presence at The Mansion has left an indelible mark on us. Visit her favorite rooms, view mementos, and hear inspiring stories of how she touched us all.

Tour includes a private screening of stories of Mrs. Parks when she was here.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Chestnut Tree Tour
see this rare tree - in our gardens
$50/person
Chestnut Tree Tour

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com

"There are places that suggest a change in one's state of mind. Then there are places that create one. It is an honor to have found one of the latter. Our sincerest thanks for a wonderful afternoon. Long live the Chestnut Tree... and the Mansion!"
~ Loretta Cooper

Tour outside by our pool and gardens to view one of the few rare adult chestnut trees in the U.S. Nearly extinct in the 1950's, our 60ft. - and growing - American Chestnut Tree has stood the test of time, withstanding an outbreak of blight that eradicated the majority of the chestnut tree population.

After viewing this majestic gift you are invited to explore inside through our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Hidden Penthouse & Docent Tour
$95/person
Hidden Penthouse & Docent Tour

Coolest Place In DC! -Booking.com

Join our experienced docents on this private 20 minute guided tour through at least 60 of our themed rooms. You'll learn about the history and highlights of the O Museum. While we would never spoil the fun of finding the secret doors on your own -- our docents will give you some hints on what to look for. This is the ONLY tour that includes the ultra-private Penthouse Suite. After your guided tour, search for secret doors on your own, as well as shop for items you can't live, without. 100% of your tour money goes to our Museum Programs, so thank you!

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Treasure Hunts (on-line reservations required)

Hours: Hunt appointments (based on availability) daily 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Close 5 p.m. (minimum time needed 45 minutes) Over 100 rooms (guaranteed to see at least 60). Over 70 secret doors (guaranteed to be able to find at least 32 -- if you find 2 you are above average).

Celebrate Mom Treasure Hunt
$35/person
Celebrate Mom Treasure Hunt

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Search through themed rooms and behind secret doors looking for items that celebrate Mom in this love is everywhere hunt. We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map - so be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

There are easy clues and hard clues on this treasure hunt -- but everyone is sure to have fun.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Above and Beyond Hunt
See what's all around you
$35/person
Above and Beyond Hunt

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Look up, outside yourself as you search for special designated items found at eye level or above.

This hunt will not only challenge you to look beyond and really see what is all around you, but will help you see the bigger picture.

We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!) to explore. We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Hidden Gems Hunt
Find Our Favs & Tell Us Yours + Secret Doors
$30/person
Hidden Gems Hunt

"Coolest Place In D.C." - booking.com

We've chosen our top 10 things to find including treasured architecture, signed guitars, Mrs. Rosa Parks room and Prince's Purple Rain jacket -- and challenge you to find yours on this unique hidden gem hunt. You'll have a blast on this FUN self-guided experience!
We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!) to explore. We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop!
Cash bar.
MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Espionage Hunt
$35/person
Espionage Hunt

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com

As a former rooming house for J. Edgar Hoover's G-Men, The Mansion and O Museum is steeped in history and intrigue. From spies to secret passageways you'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for spy and mystery themed items. Spying is no easy task and neither is this hunt! Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Speakeasy Hunt
shhhh . . . add booze! Daily, 4pm - 7pm
$40/per +, minimum 20
Speakeasy Hunt

The Coolest Place in DC! — Booking.com

Groups of 20 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion. Afterwards you'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search the main floor for designated items found only at O Museum in The Mansion. Prizes additional.

Includes

- Private room (one hour)
- Exotic cheese & crackers
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

 - Must be 21+ for this hunt
- Bar packages additional
- Add additional appetizers > see options
- Additional mandatory bartender fee will be applied
- Not available Thursdays - Saturdays in December

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 7pm
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Team Building Hunt
Facilitated Experience
$40/person +
Team Building Hunt

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whether your group works for a different department or on different projects we all have the same goal -- success. this facilitator led experience will encourage teamwork, inspire creative thinking, foster communication, build leadership skills, reinforce and teach new skills.

your team will think with their hearts, and feel with their minds as they search through themed rooms and behind secret doors looking for designated items. this facilitator led experience will help generate understanding and communication as your team embarks on a hunt around the mansion - then each team will come together to present their lessons learned and discuss the similarities and differences of their experience.

Prizes additional.

We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms -- but be warned secret doors are tricky to find -- if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

INCLUDES:
- Private room for one hour
- Hunt Facilitator
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

Offered 10am - 3pm based on availability

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Rock & Roll Hunt
Cash Bar
$45/person
Rock & Roll Hunt

Coolest Place In DC! -Booking.com

Home to singers, songwriters, over 60 signed guitars, rare authentic rock memorabilia, photographs and more, The Mansion has music at it's core. From the Grateful Dead to The Beatles to The Stones and beyond you'll put your knowledge of music to the test as you search all four floors for Rock & Roll items found only at The Mansion. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors - get a branded mansion guitar pick too! Prizes additional. Cash bar.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Dad's Rule Hunt
$35/person
Dad's Rule Hunt

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Search together through themed rooms and behind secret doors looking for items that celebrate Dad in this love is everywhere hunt. We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map - so be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

There are easy clues and hard clues on this treasure hunt -- but everyone is sure to have fun.


Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

O'Kids Playdates
$52 / person
O'Kids Playdates

The Coolest Place in DC! — Booking.com

Way more fun than an amusement park - explore The Mansion's winding hallways and themed rooms searching for secret doors on this one-of-a-kind fun filled journey. Enjoy delicious home baked cookies and a glass of milk. Then embark on a treasure hunt searching for designated items to find.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Halloween Hunt & Cash Bar
Oct 25 - 31 ONLY
$35/person
Halloween Hunt & Cash Bar

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Decorated for Halloween just for this hunt - come celebrate the BOO season on this zany treasure hunt. Have fun searching for Autumn & Halloween themed items found only at The Mansion. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors. Prizes additional.

Cash bar.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Give Thanks Hunt
November ONLY
$35/person
Give Thanks Hunt

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Give thanks and learn a bit about Thanksgiving traditions on this heartfelt treasure hunt. Have fun searching for Thanksgiving themed items found only at The Mansion. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors. Prizes additional.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Halloween Night Hunt
Sweets & Cash Bar October 31 ONLY
$50/person
Halloween Night Hunt

"Coolest place in D.C." - booking.com
Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com


This Halloween night celebrate the BOO season on this zany treasure hunt. Come in costume and have a spooktacular time exploring our 100 room Mansion -- decorated special for Halloween.

-- Chocolate fountain
-- DJ

-- Cash bar
-- Happy Hour from 5-7

Halloween night done in style.

O Museum in The Mansion has over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms -- but be warned secret doors are tricky to find -- if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

-- Halloween Night ONLY --
4PM - last admittance 10PM

MUSEUM CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Food & Beverage Tours (on-line reservations required)

Immerse yourself in the legacies of artists, musicians, thinkers and heroes, all united in their common capacity and unquenchable desire. . . . to dream. (minimum time needed 2 hours) Over 100 rooms (guaranteed to see at least 60). Over 70 secret doors (guaranteed to be able to find at least 32 -- if you find 2 you are above average).
Magic & Martinis
with Master Magician Richard Bloch
every 1st & 3rd Monday
Magic & Martinis

Join us for an evening of Martinis & Miracles as you witness magic before your very eyes. Master Magician Rich Bloch will astonish & amaze you with close-up magic - no stage, no curtains - you are the audience and the participant in this one-of-a-kind experience! 
— Doors Open: 5:00pm
— Specialty martinis only $10/each
— Magic Show at 7:00 pm (close up)
— Explore themed rooms & exhibits
— Search for secret doors
— Find the hidden speakeasy to see 6 famous magic Houdin clocks (that's right, its behind a secret door)
— Cash Bar
— Includes a deck of cards and a secret so you can do your own magic!
One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle.

In 2010, Rich opened Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware, which has quickly become a favorite entertainment spot for both local residents and tourists, as well as a much desired venue for performing magicians from all over the world. And, he is the founder of the highly successful “Magic Castle At Sea” program, exclusive to Crystal Cruises, which provides their vessels with world class magic performers on every cruise.

Tea Tasting & Tour
Monthly
$45/person
Tea Tasting & Tour

Tea soothes the senses. During these one-hour sessions, tasters sip a variety of teas as they learn about the history, origins and healing properties of tea.

After your tasting we invite you to explore our themed rooms, exhibits and search for secret doors.

INCLUDES
- Tea Information session
- Sampling of 5 teas
- Museum history & philosophy
- Explore themed rooms & exhibits
- Search for secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Champagne Tour
$40/person
Champagne Tour

The Coolest Place in DC! — Booking.com

Magic exists, not just in the mind.

Have a blast when you join us for a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and tour through our themed rooms and secret doors to experience the creative process.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

This is a self-guided tour
MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Heritage Beer Hunt
Support Our Vets!
$53/person
Heritage Beer Hunt

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com

Be patriotic all year long! Celebrate our country's heritage and support our vets when you purchase this fun American Heritage Treasure Hunt.

Enjoy a free beer -- while you search for patriotic themed items and explore our legendary themed rooms.

American history buffs will LOVE this hunt!

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Breakfast Tour
Daily, 9am - noon
$45/per, minimum 10
Breakfast Tour

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Groups of 10 or more will enjoy our delicious continental breakfast and engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of The Mansion. Afterwards tour through our themed rooms and behind secret doors to experience the creative process.

INCLUDES
- Private room (one hour)
- Continental breakfast

(sweet breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate)
- Short discussion

(on our history & philosophy)
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors


Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.

High Tea Tour
5 courses, 3.5 hour
$85/per, 15 minimum
High Tea Tour

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Package Includes

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Space to fit rental
  • Self-guided tour (first 45 minutes of event)
  • Choice of butler or private service
  • Dedicated event planner
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

High Tea Menu

First Course
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice & bottled water
  • Personalized tea selection
  • Scones with sweet cream & jam
Second Course
  • Cheese tray
Third Course
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
Fourth Course
(select 4, 3 pieces/person)
  • Asparagus roll ups, fresh steamed asparagus, garlic, cilantro and onion
  • Bella bella, roasted portabella mushroom, balsamic vinegar & mozzarella
  • Caprese bites, grape tomato with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and mozzarella
  • Cucumber mint, fresh cucumber rounds with mint, butter and cream cheese
  • Seared beef, beef tenderloin with mustard and horseradish sauce
  • Skipping salmoon, smoked salmon on top of fresh cucumber, under cream cheese
Fifth Course
  • Award-winning miniature pastries (our pasty chef is rated top 10 in the country)
  • Gluten, sugar & nut free desserts, available by request (add $3.50/person - must order for entire party)

Beverages

  • Tea Forte loose leaf (see selections) (guests select 3 each)
  • Unlimited champagne
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Dessert Tea Tour
2.5 hour
$50/per, minimum 15
Dessert Tea Tour

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com

Package Includes

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Space to fit rental
  • Self-guided tour (first 45 minutes of event)
  • Dedicated event planner
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

Tea Menu

(pre-select two)(add third options add $4.50/person)(add fourth option add $4.00/person)
  • Assorted cheese & crackers
  • Crudite basket our garden's freshest vegetables with a homemade garden herb dipping sauce
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Mansion baked silver dollar cookies
  • S'mores
  • Sampling of english scones

Beverages

  • hot tea with an assortment of cream, lemon, honey, sugar & sugar substitutes
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements
Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.

Kids Dessert Tea Tour
2.5 hour
$25 - $45/per, min. 15
Kids Dessert Tea Tour

The Coolest Place in DC! — Booking.com

Package Includes

(under 12 - $25/person, 12 & older - $45/person)

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Space to fit rental
  • Self-guided tour
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

Tea Menu

(pre-select two)
(add third option add $4.50/person) (add fourth option add $4.00/person)

  • Basket of sweet breads
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Mansion baked silver dollar cookies
  • S'mores
  • Sampling of english scones

Beverages

  • hot tea & hot cocoa
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.

Celebrate
Champagne, Sweets & Treasure Hunt (great deal!)
$65/person
Celebrate

The Coolest Place in DC! — Booking.com

Make memories and celebrate with a special day you will never forget!

Explore The Mansion's winding hallways and themed rooms searching for secret doors on this one-of-a-kind fun filled journey.

INCLUDES:
- Glass of champagne or sparkling cider
- Mansion baked cookies & brownies
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This tour is non-refundable. Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Red, White & Blue Champagne Hunt
June - July 4th only
Red, White & Blue Champagne Hunt

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com

Celebrate the USA's birthday like never before! Explore The Mansion's winding hallways and themed rooms searching for patriotic themed items and secret doors on this one-of-a-kind fun filled journey.

We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

INCLUDES:

— Glass of champagne or sparkling cider
— Treasure hunt
— Explore our themed rooms
— Search for secret doors Bring your own shopping bags.

Everything is for sale!

PLEASE NOTE: One adult required for every four children, 17 and under

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm This tour is non-refundable.

Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Appetizer Party & Tour
Groups of 20 or more
Appetizer Party & Tour

Host your next appetizer party at O Museum. All inclusive packages include self guided exploration of our legendary themed rooms, exhibits and secret doors.

Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour
December 24th ONLY
$39/person
Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com

We've decked the halls and filled the stockings with seasons greetings and holiday cheer that will create lasting memories for the entire family.

Enjoy our delicious continental breakfast (sweet breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate) then tour through our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Events Author & Performer Archives

Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.
Sit back relax, suspend your disbelief & enjoy the magic and fantasy of our events. Dream a bit yourself.

Laurence Juber
GRAMMY® winner & lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings
June 3
Laurence Juber

“What he brings is a stunning sense of space and fluidity while simultaneously running a bass line and rhythm parts, and keeping the melody uppermost - a truly wondrous sound"
- Guitar World

GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer and was recently named by Guitar Player magazine as one of the top 50 all-time acoustic guitarists.

Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has recorded more than two dozen albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. His latest release, Downtown, is a collection of standards recorded in one afternoon session at Hollywood’s landmark Capitol Studios.

LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar magazine's all-time Top Ten albums. His solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy, while his arrangement of Stand By Me was heard nationally in a Diamonds Are Forever commercial. Juber’s DVD-Audio project Guitar Noir (AIX Records) won a CES Demmy award for best surround audio and was ranked #1 in DVD Etc magazine - “The definitive recording of an acoustic guitar performance – stunning!

His 'photo memoir' Guitar With Wings was published by Dalton Watson Fine Books. His latest guitar folio is The Evolution Of Fingerstyle Guitar, published by Hal Leonard which matches Juber’s 2018 release, Touchstones.

As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.
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— cash bar

Proceeds of this concert go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Museum in The Mansion

May The Road Rise Up
a live play reading from Solas Nua
June 9
May The Road Rise Up

Join us for a live reading of the play "May the Road Rise Up" by Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson & performed by actor Amanda Forstrom

ABOUT THE PLAY
When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times. Mia is aided and abetted by her BFF, wedding singer, Paddy, who can sniff out a party at a hundred yards and, when it comes to acting disabled in the benefits office, he makes Liam Neeson look like an amateur! Then, one day, Mia lands a new job, driving round Belfast’s busy streets, and thinks to herself surely life is on the up. Little does she know, she could be about to get closer to those streets than she ever imagined…

________________

ABOUT ROSEMARY JENKINSON
Rosemary Jenkinson is a short-story writer, playwright and poet from Belfast. She was writer-on-attachment at The National Theatre in 2010 and her plays have been produced in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, New York and Washington DC. Radio plays include Castlereagh to Kandahar (BBC Radio 3) and The Blackthorn Tree (BBC Radio 4). The Bonefire won the Stewart Parker BBC Radio Drama Award in 2006. She has published two short story collections: Contemporary Problems Nos. 53 & 54, published by Lagan Press in 2004; and Aphrodite's Kiss, published by Whittick Press in 2016.

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ABOUT AMANDA FORSTROM
Amanda Forstrom is an actress, director, choreographer, teaching artist, and voice-over artist. Born and raised in rural Minnesota she is now based in Washington, DC and works in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina and her BA in Theatre from The College of Saint Benedict in St. Cloud, MN. She recently appeared in JUNK at Arena Stage

Tea Tasting & Tour
Monthly
June 9
Tea Tasting & Tour

Tea soothes the senses. During these one-hour sessions, tasters sip a variety of teas as they learn about the history, origins and healing properties of tea.

After your tasting we invite you to explore our themed rooms, exhibits and search for secret doors.

INCLUDES
- Tea Information session
- Sampling of 5 teas
- Museum history & philosophy
- Explore themed rooms & exhibits
- Search for secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Art After Hours
browse & buy works from Shepard Fairey, Cade Martin, Mersad Berber & More
June 24 & 25
Art After Hours

Explore, browse and buy works from Shepard Fairey, Cade Martin, Mersad Berber, Gerald Johnson, Chip Duncan and many more at this special after hours event.

Browse our collection of unframed prints, posters, and other works available for purchase. *Look for special discounts on-site.

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This event is free but reservations are required.

Cash bar.

To explore beyond the second floor of The Mansion a tour or treasure hunt must be purchased under the add-ons section of the form

Robert Dean Lurie Author of
Begin the Begin: R.E.M's Early Years
June 25
Robert Dean Lurie Author of

"The start of R.E.M and the rise of the Athens, GA music scene has been the subject of countless books, but few crackle with the ring of truth of Robert Dean Lurie’s fascinating new volume Begin the Begin."
~ The Big Takeover

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Dean Lurie is a writer and musician based in Tempe, Arizona. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is the author of "No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and The Church" and "We Can Be Heroes: The Radical Individualism of David Bowie."

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This event is free but reservations are required.

To explore beyond the second floor of The Mansion a tour or treasure hunt must be purchased under the add-ons section of the form Cash bar.

Chris Formant
Author of Saving Washington
July 7
Chris Formant

SAVING WASHINGTON:
The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400
and the Battle of Brooklyn

SAVING WASHINGTON follows two young merchants-in-training, Joshua Bolton, who swears to avenge his father’s murder by British forces, and his best friend, Benjamin Wright, a free black man. Enlisted in the Maryland militia as part of the Maryland 400, they march to New York with only minimal training. Their mission: to prevent the British from taking Brooklyn Heights, which will turn into a battle for the survival of the Continental Army and General George Washington.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Novelist Chris Formant is a student of history. He’s a former top executive of a multi-billion-dollar global business and now technology company CEO. Formant is an unlikely author of historical fiction, but the heroic story of Maryland’s Forgotten 400 drove him to assemble an expert team to help him conduct painstaking research and then write his highly anticipated second book, SAVING WASHINGTON. The book has already captured the attention of filmmakers and has been optioned by the Emmy Award-winning producer of HBO’s Big Little Lies and Deadwood.

His debut novel, Bright Midnight, received lavish praise and has been dubbed the “Da Vinci Code for rock and roll fans.” In the thriller, Formant created a unique mystery in which he re-imagined the deaths of rock icons as murders. Chris divides his time between Baltimore, Maryland and Sedona, Arizona.

Renee Dion
R&B, hip hop, jazz
July 14
Renee Dion

Renee Dion hails from Columbus, Ohio and released her first album, Rhapsody Inn, in 2011. The Ohio native honed her skills in Chicago, where she attended Columbia College, Los Angeles and Atlanta, working with industry up and comers. Through this experience, she developed a unique sound, combining R&B, hip hop, jazz and soul in a way that is unlike any other.

Renee has opened for N'Dambi, Eric Roberson and Jesse Boykins III, and has sung with Gordon Chambers.

According to Renee, "My mission is to create the soundtrack to navigate through life’s many ups and downs, see people set free from fear, bondage of the mind and begin to see yourself as God sees you. Victorious!"

Renee will embark on her first national tour in the summer of 2018.

LISTEN NOW >

Brad Cole
Roots-based folk music
July 14
Brad Cole

“There are some performers who seem born to command a stage. That’s how it is with Brad Cole. His voice has a sharp, unerring, laser like quality, homing in on those uneasy truths most of us evade.” - Richard Cuccaro (Acoustic Live)

The songs of Brad Cole address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music, woven with the grit and groove of old school bossa and rhythm & blues moves the listener’s soul in a direction that is unexpected, yet perfectly familiar.

The last twenty-four months have been very fruitful for Cole, having played over one-hundred shows and sharing the stage with a range of immensely talented artists such as: Chris Stapleton, Shovels and Rope, Ingrid Michaelson, The James Hunter Six, Dave Davies of the Kinks, Dan Navarro, and Will Kimbrough, to name a few.

Cole’s early days of performing were in the Chicago club scene, along side artists that make up the fabric of the city’s musical legacy such as Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Uncle Tupelo and the Smashing Pumpkins. He also led several Chicago-based bands including Treatment, The Second Story, Psycholove, and Check with Lucy.

Cole’s numerous side projects include: the jazz / blues cover project Bossa Blue and the acclaimed singer/songwriter trio Cole, Nakoa & Treacher. In addition, Cole curates the traveling songwriter series Acoustic Circus. In 2016, his life and music became the main subject of a short film titled Cole Soul by award-winning filmmaker Steven Weiss.

Currently based in New York City, Brad Cole tours extensively both as a solo acoustic performer and with his full

Writer's Workshop - 1
Five Ways to Writing Confidence
July 20
Writer's Workshop - 1

Writer's Workshop with Kim Eley

Empowering Your Writing - Five Ways to Writing Confidence

Stuck when writing? Blank page staring you in the face? Master five ways to empower your writing. You'll learn tricks to get you working in the right direction followed by Q&A...and treats!

ABOUT KIM ELEY
Kim, an author, a writing coach, a publisher, and a speaker, is best known for snorting when she laughs. Kim brings magic to authors sharing their messages through her companies KWE Publishing and Zazu Zine + Comix.

A graduate of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Kim proves that an English major can indeed find employment. While she worked for years in IT and project management, she is currently an author, a publisher, and a speaker. Kim is passionate about helping others become their best selves - to find a career they love, to pursue what makes them "tick", and to look forward to getting out of bed every morning (yes, even on Mondays!) In 2018, she collaborated with authors to publish 12 books.

A member of the National Speakers Association, FAB Women, and LeanIn, Kim is involved in helping her community including volunteering for Read to Them, a nonprofit that promotes children's literacy. https://readtothem.org/ She was featured on SmartFem Media's TV show "Behind the Lines".

She adores cats, orchids, cooking for her husband and friends, and gets all her news from comedy channels.

Magician Richard Bloch
Two-Time "Blackstone Award" Winner
July 21
Magician Richard Bloch

In 1946, famed comics Bud Abbott and Lou Costello asked Billie Bloch, Rich's mom, for permission to have her three year old son stay in Hollywood and begin a career in show business under their tutelage. Billie declined, whisking her son back to the safety of the east coast. But the hook was set. By age seven, Rich was hanging around stage doors and doing magic shows. At eight, he landed his first T.V. gig, as assistant to Dick DuBois, T.V.'s first Magic Clown, on the DuMont television network in New York City.

Rich has become one of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. He is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association, a six-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year, and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. He is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker, author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington.

Rich also has a long history in magic as an inventor, (out of magic, too -- he holds a patent on a device to assist disabled ice skaters), builder and performer. He is the originator of more than a hundred effects used worldwide by professional magicians.

In 2010, Rich opened Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware, which has quickly become a favorite entertainment spot for both local residents and tourists, as well as a much desired venue for performing magicians from all over the world. And, he is the founder of the highly successful "Magic Castle At Sea" program, exclusive to Crystal Cruises, which provides their vessels with world class magic performers on every cruise.

At home in Washington, D.C., he lives with his wife, Susan, a Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, a Golden Doodle and a parrot that does card tricks.

Writer's Workshop - 2
What To Expect When You're Publishing
July 21
Writer's Workshop - 2

Writer's Workshop with Author Kim Eley

From Writer to Author - What To Expect When You're Publishing

You've written your book - now what? Find out how to prepare to publish, the three types of publishing, and what you need to know. You'll gain great information and have Q&A.

ABOUT KIM ELEY
Kim, an author, a writing coach, a publisher, and a speaker, is best known for snorting when she laughs. Kim brings magic to authors sharing their messages through her companies KWE Publishing and Zazu Zine + Comix.

A graduate of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Kim proves that an English major can indeed find employment. While she worked for years in IT and project management, she is currently an author, a publisher, and a speaker. Kim is passionate about helping others become their best selves - to find a career they love, to pursue what makes them "tick", and to look forward to getting out of bed every morning (yes, even on Mondays!) In 2018, she collaborated with authors to publish 12 books.

A member of the National Speakers Association, FAB Women, and LeanIn, Kim is involved in helping her community including volunteering for Read to Them, a nonprofit that promotes children's literacy. https://readtothem.org/ She was featured on SmartFem Media's TV show "Behind the Lines".

She adores cats, orchids, cooking for her husband and friends, and gets all her news from comedy channels.

The Kennedys
Award Winning Folk-Pop Duo
August 11
The Kennedys

PRESENTED BY SUSIE'S SONGWRITER SERIES


Award winning husband-and-wife folk-pop team, have been tearing up the music scene since their 1995 debut album, the Celtic-tinged River of Fallen Stars (Green Linnet) which won the National Association of Independent Record Distributors indie award for best contemporary adult album. Their follow-up album, 1996's Life Is Large, included cameos from Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Kelly Willis, Nils Lofgren and Susan Cowsill to name a few -- and garnered the couple many awards, including more than 30 Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards).

Individually accomplished Pete has played with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Nanci Griffith while Maura performed with the Delta Rays and won the New York Country Music Association's Songwriter of the Year Award.

LISTEN >

Jimmy Davis
New Memphis Sound
October 13
Jimmy Davis

PRESENTED BY SUSIE'S SONGWRITER SERIES

Named "Premier Male Vocalist" five times by the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Jimmy Davis' songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Restless Heart, Joy White, Johnny Rivers, and more.

 

In addition to his writing talents, Jimmy has lent his vocal talents to artists such as The North Mississippi Allstars, Jim Dickinson, Johnny Lang, Bernie Leadon, Keith Sykes, Michael Hearne, Toy Caldwell, Susan Marshall, Mark Collie and William Lee Golden.

 

Jimmy's career started in the early 80's when he started playing with Charlie McClain, joining Junction in 1987. The band's first release Kick the Wall, was a top 40 hit and had a hit MTV music video. He moved to Memphis and joined The Riverbluff Clan in the mid 90s, where they released two albums, one of which, Two Quarts Low, was an Americana Top 20 record. He recorded his first solo album in 2001, and now lives in the Texas Hill Country making solo music and playing with Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros.

Darden Smith
Founder, Songwriting With Soldiers & Guest Bruce Sudano
November 4
Darden Smith

PRESENTED BY SUSIE'S SONGWRITER SERIES


ABOUT DARDEN SMITH
“Darden Smith is one of the most respected American musicians working today.” — Daily News critic Jeffrey Sisk

Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter based in Austin whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a musician. His music remains rooted in the songwriting traditions of his home state of Texas, while reflecting influences of rock, folk, and Americana rhythms and melodies.

His latest album, Everything, carries a timely message of unity. In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship and service. He is the founder and creative director of Songwriting With:Soldiers, a nonprofit organization that pairs professional songwriters with veterans and service members in retreat settings to craft songs about combat and the return home.

ABOUT BRUCE SUDANO
Singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano has a storied history in the world of music.  The tale includes an early songwriting mentor in Tommy James, chart success in the 70’s with his NYC neighborhood bands (Alive N Kickin' - “Tighter Tighter” and Brooklyn Dreams - “Heaven Knows”), and hearing his songs recorded by iconic artists like Donna Summer (“Bad Girls”), Dolly Parton (“Starting Over Again”) and Michael & Jermaine Jackson (“Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming”).

Today Bruce mainly writes for himself, and has found his voice expressing the internal challenges central to everyday life. His 2016 release, "With Angels On A Carousel", was a heartfelt farewell to his late wife Donna Summer, which he followed up in 2017 with "21st Century World", an album filled with hard questions, some well-aimed finger pointing and poignant observations about the human experience.  Billboard Magazine has now premiered Bruce’s latest single “Forbidden Fruit”, a “stark folky” duet with NYC singer Dina Regine, produced by Mike Montali of the band Hollis Brown.  

Bruce Sudano “Forbidden Fruit”
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8469311/bruce-sudano-forbidden-fruit-video
http://www.brucesudano.com/
https://www.facebook.com/brucesudanomusic/
https://www.instagram.com/brucesudano/
https://twitter.com/brucesudano

Magic & Martinis
with Master Magician Richard Bloch
every 1st & 3rd Monday
Magic & Martinis

Join us for an evening of Martinis & Miracles as you witness magic before your very eyes. Master Magician Rich Bloch will astonish & amaze you with close-up magic - no stage, no curtains - you are the audience and the participant in this one-of-a-kind experience! 
— Doors Open: 5:00pm
— Specialty martinis only $10/each
— Magic Show at 7:00 pm (close up)
— Explore themed rooms & exhibits
— Search for secret doors
— Find the hidden speakeasy to see 6 famous magic Houdin clocks (that's right, its behind a secret door)
— Cash Bar
— Includes a deck of cards and a secret so you can do your own magic!
One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle.

In 2010, Rich opened Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware, which has quickly become a favorite entertainment spot for both local residents and tourists, as well as a much desired venue for performing magicians from all over the world. And, he is the founder of the highly successful “Magic Castle At Sea” program, exclusive to Crystal Cruises, which provides their vessels with world class magic performers on every cruise.

Bluegrass Jam
Voted Best Bluegrass Jam in DC by City Paper
every 1st & 3rd Sunday
Bluegrass Jam

Featuring DC Bluegrass Union
(for musicians only)

First & Third Sunday every month - 11:00 am

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".

Americana Radio Show & Podcast
with Caroline Ferrante
every 4th Sunday
Americana Radio Show & Podcast

2:00 pm
Join us for a live radio show and podcast hosted by Artist-in-Residence Caroline Ferrante with regional & national songwriters.
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Caroline Ferrante is an award-winning Indie Folk/Roots-Revival Songwriter for Film, Television, & Theater, featuring Americana songwriters, musicians, & characters.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".

Blues Jam
Featuring "Guitar Man" Warner Williams
every 4th Sunday
Blues Jam

Featuring
"Guitar Man" Warner Williams

1:00pm - 4pm

Guitarist and songster Warner Williams is one of the greatest unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues—an Eastern seaboard style that incorporates fiddle tunes, ballads, country and popular songs, ragtime, and gospel.

The son of a cement finisher and a house cleaner, Williams was one of 11 children raised in a musical family. He was a garbage collector in Maryland for nearly 60 years.

By his early teens, Williams was hopping streetcars to get to the District, often paying his fare with a song. He’d wander through the city, playing tunes for change until police shooed him away.

At 22, he won an on-air talent show on WWDC hosted by Jackson Lowe, a white DJ who was an early champion of R&B. Williams started playing juke joints and house hops around the Maryland suburbs soon after.

When Williams married his wife, Karoline, and started his family, he continued to play on weeknights and weekends. All the blues legends tried to get him to go on tour with them — B.B. King the most notable. But he was afraid he would die on a tour bus, and he did not want to leave his family, so he always said no, only playing with them when they came to D.C.

Williams’s major-label debut, “Blues Highway,” was released in 2004 and helped bring him to wider attention. Summerour has also helped guide Williams to bigger gigs at Wolf Trap, the National Folk Festival and other spots in recent years, but Williams is still more likely to be found playing a house party or a small club or busking on a street corner.

EXPERIENCE THE BLUES >

At the age of 88 Mr. Williams plays the fourth Sunday of each month at O Museum in The Mansion.


Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with Warner.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".

Gospel Jam
every 5th Sunday
Gospel Jam

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".

Jazz in the Hood Jam
every 3rd Sunday
Jazz in the Hood Jam

11:00 am

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".

Exhibits Artist Archives

These exhibits are included in all tours.

Character, Not Characters
CADE MARTIN: World's Top 200 Photographers
Character, Not Characters

A new photography exhibit from Cade Martin

Inspiration doesn't play by many rules. It rides in on the wind and shares your coffee break. Recently during a project, a client and I got to talking about tattoos. She mentioned a tattoo festival being held in the Washington DC area in the coming weeks. There it was, the spark of inspiration. I don't have any tattoos myself but the thought of all those people with their stories essentially written on their bodies was something I felt an immediate pull to photograph. I'm always seeking characters and these were characters I wanted to capture.

EXPERIENCE THE SHOOT >

These portraits are so alive with stories, the backgrounds amplifying the investment in expression. These people had amazingly detailed, as well as personal, tattoo work, it was such a clear commitment of time - and money - on their part. The whole experience turned out to be a blast - talking and working with people from all walks of life bonded by their ink. It's been amazing to spend a few minutes with these people and to make their portraits. I find the end product captivating, mysterious and revealing. But, I still don't have any tattoos.

ABOUT CADE MARTIN:
Named one of the 200 Best Advertising Photographers in the world -- Cade's meticulous attention to detail helps shape an environment that echoes the real world. Filled with strength and clarity, perfectly composed and lit with a simple elegance, his photographs touch the deepest emotions.

Cade Martin has shot for some of the most iconic brands in the world including Capital One, Discovery Channel, Target, Marriott International, and Starbucks to name a few.

American Civics
Shepard Fairey & Jim Marshall
American Civics

The first-ever collaboration between acclaimed contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. In it, Fairey interprets Marshall's iconic photography from the 1960's, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new works, vividly depicting the humanity behind some of our country's enduring social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas. The art of American Civics gives a face to these issues to cultivate dialogue and encourage vigorous solutions to problems that have divided the country and eroded the core of the American ideals.
Learn more

Generously donated by Michael Jensen, President/Founder Jensen Communications Inc. Jensen Communications, Inc. is a media, marketing and management firm specializing in public relations serving a diverse range of clients in entertainment, business, cause-related politics and the arts.
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Rythmic Rebels
Sandrine Lee
daily 11 - 3:30 by appt
Rythmic Rebels

French born photographer Sandrine Lee has lived, studied and worked in NYC for over a decade. Via her husband, Will Lee, she has entered the music world and made it her main photographic playground.

Faces of Hope
Chip Duncan
daily 11-3:30 by appt
Faces of Hope

Filmmaker, author, photographer and recipient of more than 100 national and international awards for his work, Chip's images appear in the book Enough To Go Around - Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur. An exhibition of his images premiers at the 2011 World Peace Festival and this fall at O Street Museum Foundation.

This event benefits Relief International and
O Street Museum Foundation

First Ladies of Rock
Gerald Johnson
daily 11 - 3:30 by appt
First Ladies of Rock

Gerald Johnson's art can be found in the National Gallery of Art, The White House, and the Treasury Department, as well as over three hundred corporate collections in America, Europe and China.

He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and now lives in the DC area. He earned his fine arts degree and completed his graduate studies in printmaking and painting at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of North Carolina.

"The O Museum has challenged my creativity and championed my art. Every artist's dream is to find a receptive audience for their work. Twenty-five years ago, carrying 10 tiny collages into this mysterious house on O Street I found that audience; always saying "Do what is in your heart."

Crown Jewels of Music
Nina Miller
daily 11 - 3:30 by appt
Crown Jewels of Music

Nina Miller loves all animals, some people, music, books, sparkly things, and all things vintage. Perpetually getting lost, but with a strong inner-compass, she resides in Nashville with her little monster, Oliver.

Founded in 2002, The Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organization in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment and health and welfare causes. Nina is the Executive Director of The Gibson Foundation.

Nomads
Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture
Nomads

Nomad Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture Exhibit

This wonderous collection showcases mexican contemporary indigenous arts & crafts, created by world renowned artists, and has exhibited in Montreal, Boston and New York. The D.C. exhibit is supported by the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC.

Ottoman Magic
Mersad Berber
Ottoman Magic

Mersad Berber is one of the greatest and most distinctive Bosnian painters and graphic artists. His inspiration is derived from Bosnia, its Ottoman past, and its people. An honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, he has received approximately 50 awards and he has had exhibits in cities all over the world, from London and Madrid, New York to Moscow, Jakarta and New Delhi.


Experts consider him to be one of the greatest post-Classic artists in the world. His most significant projects were "Chronicles of Sarajevo", "A Trip to Skender Vakuf", "Srebrenica", "A Homage to Vlaho Bukovac", and "Ottoman Chronicles" among others.

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When you become a member you will be providing the support necessary to share and preserve our evolving collections.

NOTE: All benefits are effective for one year.

Individual

$125.00/year - Membership benefits listed below for one person.

  • Glass of champagne and one free visit to The Museum
  • 10% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

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Family/Dual

$250.00 - Membership benefits listed below for four.

  • Glass of champagne and one free visit to The Museum
  • 10% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

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Angel

$750.00 - Membership benefits listed below for one person

  • Private docent-led tour for up to 4 guests
  • One bottle of champagne
  • 20% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • All access pass: to All Intimate Music Series & speaker events [benefit concerts excluded]
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

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Winged O Society

Members of the Winged O Society are among the museum's leading supporters donating not just funds but their valuable time, providing the foundation necessary to share, build, and preserve our programs. Their support goes directly to our programs including Artists-in-Residence, Jammin', OKids, SRO Concerts, and our evolving collections.

Winged O members receive all of the benefits of membership listed above as well as the following:

Gold Record

$5,000

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Four tickets to the Intimate Music Experience of your choice with unlimited champagne
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles

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$10,000

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Six tickets to every Intimate Music Experience & speaker event with unlimited champagne
  • Private Penthouse Tour for 6
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

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$25,000 - and beyond

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Eight All-Access Passes & front row seats to every Intimate Music Experience & speaker event with unlimited champagne
  • Private Penthouse Tour for 8
  • Private art consultation with The Museum's Founder
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • Naming opportunity at The Museum
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles

Join as Rock Star Renew Rock Star

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Castellini Foundation
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Gold Record Supporters

Adi Karisik
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Beckstrom Family Fund
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Cincinatti Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
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