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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)

We are OPEN when it snows & during government shut downs : On-line reservations required to tour.

Reviews

“A hidden gem tucked away in DC! We spent about 2 hours there and could've stayed all day, there's so much to see! Absolutely loves all the secret doors and finding them was so much fun. The entire stay was lovely and helpful. Would 100% recommend this to anyone and everyone, and we will be back for another tour soon!” — Katie
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We are OPEN when it snows & during government shut downs : On-line reservations required to tour.

Most Popular - Every Step Tells A Story (online reservations required)

We are supported by your donations. 100% of our donations go to support our museum programs. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids is required) Visit nearby restaurants

Hours: Tours (based on availability) Sunday — Tuesday 9am - 6pm, Wednesday — Saturday 9am - 9pm (Minimum time needed 45 minutes. Maximum tour time 2 hours). Over 100 rooms (guaranteed to see at least 60). Over 80 secret doors (guaranteed to be able to find at least 32 — if you find 2 you are above average).


Special Events (on-line reservations required)

Sit back relax, suspend your disbelief & enjoy the magic and fantasy of our immersive events.

Close-Up Magic Show & Tour
Two-Time "Blackstone Award" Winner - $58/per
March 3
Close-Up Magic Show & Tour

TWO SHOWS ONLY:
MARCH 3 & 10

— Tour (self-guided): 2pm
— Magic Show: 3pm in the Secret Gatehouse
— Cash Bar

ABOUT RICH BLOCH
One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world — Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages. He is a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year, a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle and he served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles.

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.

Proceeds support our museum programs

Jimmy Vivino - Concert & Tour
- $40/per
March 14
Jimmy Vivino - Concert & Tour

— Tour: 7:00 PM
— Concert: 8:00 PM
— Cash Bar

Jimmy Vivino is the Music Director on the TBS late night show Conan, and has worked with the late-night comedian since his first episode of Late Night with Conan in 1993. In addition to his work on television programs, Vivino tours and performs both as a solo artist as well as with bands such as The Prisoners of 2nd Avenue, The Barn Burners, The Fab Faux (Beatles Tribute Band) and The Rekooperators. He's recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Levon Helm, Hubert Sumlin and Al Kooper. Jimmy has produced, played and arranged for such artists as Pheobe Snow, Lauro Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen.
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Guests are invited to search for secret doors and explore the museum's immersive exhibits, signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more before the event begins.

Proceeds support O Museum programs.

Diem Jones and Francesco Garri Garripoli
- $30/per
March 24
Diem Jones and Francesco Garri Garripoli

Join us for and inspiring afternoon as they present excerpts from their books and then offer discussions on consciousness crystallization and Qigong. 

Admission includes:
--- Self Guided Tour of O Museum
--- Cash Bar

NOTE:
--- Tour starts at 2pm
--- Book signing at 3pm

Books Available at Event
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ABOUT THE BOOK: God: The Journey Within: A wonderful tutorial on spiritual contemplation and Love. Diem Jones is a visionary thought leader, and so too are all of the writers within this introspective examination of ageless inquiry...And if your personal spirit world is still somewhat muddled after you turn the final page, you'll have refreshed interior perception, replete with new beacons."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Diem Jones: A thought leader, writer, poet and musician. He recently published A Big Day: Awing the Soul. His CD's include: A Spirit of Oui; Equanimity; and Black Fish Jazz. The Photo Biography, #1 Bimini Road group celebrates the journey of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Diem lives on the New Jersey Shore with his wife, Carol Penn.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Qi Effect: Enhance Your Personal Practice - Chinese Energy meets Quantum Biology: For everyone prac,cing Qigong, Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, and Medita,on, “Qi Effect: Enhance Your Personal Prac,ce - Chinese Energy meets Quantum Biology” is a game changer on a personal and professional level. Drawing from over 40 years of research, study, and prac,ce in the healing arts, Senior Qigong Teacher and Chairman of the Qigong Ins,tute Francesco Garri Garripoli takes you on a non-stop, cap,va,ng journey into the essence of “life force energy” known as Qi (chee) and Prana, and provides revolu,onary insights that will posi,vely change your mind about how you view your body, emo,ons, well-being, rela,onships, and health.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Francesco Garri Garripoli: An internationally recognized Qigong and Meditation instructor, yoga practitioner, musician, brainwave researcher, author, lecturer, and wellness advocate.  

Books Available at Event

Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour
Celebrate Black History Month
Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour

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

view Rosa Parks video >

Learn how you can be a hero from the lessons Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Mother of the Civil Rights Movement and Grandmother of the Women's Movement --taught.

During this fun interactive experience, you will explore, touch and feel the halls and rooms Mrs. Parks lived and worked in during her last decade, which are some of the most powerful years of her life.

Mrs. Rosa Parks stayed with us on and off from 1994 to 2003 as part of our Heroes Program.

She is as important today as she was in 1955. Her lessons in leadership are timeless.

You can become a hero too. Believe.

Valentine's Day Secret Door Tour
February 14
Valentine's Day Secret Door Tour

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O Museum is ready to shoot cupid's arrow right at you when you visit. Whether you're single or dating love never fails at O Museum. Rated one of the top 5 things to see in the world --- you'll steal hearts while you search the 100 room Mansion's labyrinth for treasures that celebrate love. It's LOVE Mansion style. Cash bar.

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.

• advanced online-reservations required

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

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

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

Easter Tour & Candy
3/29 - 4/1
Easter Tour & Candy

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Don your favorite Easter bonnet and celebrate spring with a fun filled treasure hunt at O Museum!

Search for special Easter & spring themed items found only at The Mansion.

INCLUDES
- Easter Candy (YUM!)
- Exploration of our immersive exhibits & secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

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

Proceeds support museum programs

MUSEUM CLOSES
Sunday — Tuesday 6pm

MUSEUM CLOSES
Wednesday — Saturday nights 9pm

(8pm reservations will only have one hour to explore)


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

Celebrate Mom
Champagne & Chocolate
May 10 - 13
Celebrate Mom

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Celebrate mom with a glass of champagne (21+) and chocolates as you explore our unique immersive exhibits and search for secret doors.

We have over 100 rooms and 80+ secret doors (yes 80!) 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.

INCLUDES:

— Yummy Chocolate

— free glass of champagne (21+)

— Cash bar

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

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

• advanced online-reservations required

Halloween Nights Fun & Sweets
10/25-10/31
$52.50/person
Halloween Nights Fun & Sweets

"Coolest place in D.C." - booking.com
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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.

INCLUDES

— Search for Secret Doors
— Halloween Candy
— Cash bar
— Costume Contest

Halloween nights 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

(last admittance 9:00PM)

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 11pm

Halloween Hunt
10/6 - 10/31
$50.00/person
Halloween Hunt

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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.

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

Family friendly

Museum Closes
— Sunday - Tuesday at 6pm
(5pm reservations will only have one hour to explore)

— Wednesday — Saturday nights promptly at 9 p.m.
(8pm reservations will only have one hour to explore)

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

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Thanksgiving Tour w/ Sweets
11/28
Thanksgiving Tour w/ Sweets

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Give thanks and have fun searching for secret doors and hidden gems found only at The O.

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.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Includes:
— Yummy candy
— Self-guided tour
— Cash bar

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

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour
December 24th ONLY
$60/person
Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour

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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 parfait, fresh fruit, hot coffee, hot tea, orange juice) then tour through our themed rooms, unique exhibits, and search for secret doors.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Cash bar.

Bring your own shopping bags to get any last minute gifts — everything in the O is for sale!

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

Christmas Eve Night Tour & Sweets
December 24th Only
$60/person
Christmas Eve Night Tour & Sweets

We've decked the halls and filled The O with season's greetings & holiday cheer -- to create amazing memories for all.

Includes:
— Yummy sweets
— Self-guided tour or our 100 rooms & 80 secret doors

Cash bar

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.

Our volunteers will treat you to an in-depth history of our philosophy, museum, building, secret doors and what to look for before you head on out on this self-guided journey

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — 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 to get any last minute gifts — everything in the O is for sale!

(last admittance 9:00 pm)
Museum closes at 10:00 pm

NYE Secret Door Tour
$40/person
NYE Secret Door Tour

Do something different to ring in the new year!

Dress your best and join us for an evening of elegance & style at "The Coolest Place in DC"

Toast to the New Year as you hunt through our legendary themed rooms, unique exhibits, and secret doors on this one-of-a-kind experience.

Immerse yourself in art, history, and culture as you 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.

We have over 100 rooms and 80 secret doors (Yes! 80), we guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms and find 32 of our secret doors — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

Cash bar

Bring your own shopping bags everything in the O is for sale!

(last admittance 10:30 pm)
Museum closes at 11:30 pm

Add an Overnight Stay + Bottle of Champagne under the "add ons" section of the form for an additional fee. (limited rooms available)

Dessert Tea Tour
2.5 hour
$60/per, minimum 15
Dessert Tea Tour

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private room rental for two hour required: $1000

Saturday Rentals: after 12pm: $2000

Package Includes

  • Ultimate privacy
  • 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
  • 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.

High Tea Tour
5 courses, 3.5 hour
$90/per, 10 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
• Gift table
• Five Course Meal
• Champagne Toast

First Course

• Fresh squeezed OJ
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 salmon, 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)

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! 

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

Through The Looking Glass
Included in Your Secret Door Tour
Through The Looking Glass

Step into a whimsical world of Lewis Carroll and other cherished children's book characters to see Alice, The Queen of Hearts, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Peter Rabbit, and many more iconic creations come to life through a mesmerizing ensemble of meticulously crafted bronze sculptures.

The genesis of this one-in-the-world exhibition traces back to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, where Leonards, who created The Mansion and the O Museum in 1980, was captivated by a remarkable collection of handmade bronze sculptures. 

The Robert James Studio, which created the exhibit, is a three-time, five-star winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, considered the pinnacle of horticultural excellence in the UK.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
James Coplestone has been making art works of various kinds for nearly 30 years.

Living in the rolling hills of West Dorset, England, his sculptures — based upon his love of literature are taking shape. Classic illustrations modeled in clay and then turned into bronze.

He uses old tools and finger prints to press, move and model clay into position to capture the breath of the character... as if they have momentarily stepped out of the book into the three dimensional world.

Sign Language Secret Door Tour
$33/person
Sign Language 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.


take a sneak peek at the ASL tour video

On this self-guided tour, you will be treated to an in-depth history - told in American Sign Language - 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 

Team Building at The Secret Door Museum (on-line reservations required)

Sit back, relax, suspend your disbelief & enjoy the magic and fantasy of our immersive events.

Secret Wine Cellar or Gardens
Chef's Table Dining & Tour
8-19 guests
Secret Wine Cellar or Gardens

ultimate privacy, decadent food
our chef will create a special cullinary experience just for you — based on your dietary requirements. this once-in-a-lifetime event includes a self-guided tour of our themed rooms, secret doors, and unique collections.

book wine cellar:

wine cellar, 3 course meal: $95/person
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wine cellar, 4 course meal: $120/person
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wine cellar, 5 course + apps $130/person
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beverages additional

room rental (3.5 hrs)
wine cellar: ($500 required) max. 12 guests for a sit-down
secret garden: ($500 required) max. 19 guests for chef's table sit-down
tiffany or candllelit dining room: ($500 required) max. 19 guests for sit-down

housekeeping/sanitization
groups under 10 people: $75
groups of 10 - 19 people: $100

please note:20% set-up / strike fee, 10% tax, and gratuity are additional. your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be applied to your event costs

Speakeasy Hunt
Daily, 4pm - 9pm camraderie through creativity
$53/per +, minimum 15
Speakeasy Hunt

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Groups of 15 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
- Exotic cheese & crackers
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors
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 - Must be 21+ for this hunt
- Bar packages additional
- Additional mandatory bartender fee will be applied
- Not available Thursdays - Saturdays in December
- Food additions are not available for this experience


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

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 9pm for Speakeasy Hunts
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Breakfast Tour
Daily, 9am - noon, Includes Secret Door Tour!
$60/per +, min 10
Breakfast Tour

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Groups of 10 or more will enjoy a Secret Door Tour and a delicious continental breakfast and engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of The Mansion. Afterwards explore our immersive themed rooms and unique exhibits to experience the creative process.

INCLUDES
- Private room (one hour)
- Continental breakfast

(sweet breads, yogurt parfait, 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.

Team Building Hunt
Facilitated Experience - Creative Problem Solving
$65/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.

$65 per person
$250 facilitator fee


INCLUDES:
- Private room for up to two hours
- Hunt Facilitator
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

Offered 9am - 4pm based on availability

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

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 6pm
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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