Public Tours of the Townsend Mansion

Tour is free but individual reservations are required. Groups of four or fewer permitted. Ages 12 and older only. No shorts, jeans, flip-flops, or t-shirts.

Public Tours Schedule

Tours start at 9:00 am

Saturday, March 9, 2024
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Saturday, November 9, 2024

Call 202-939-1520 by 12:00 pm two days prior to the tour date to make your reservations.

Clubhouse Luncheons & Tours

These Clubhouse tours for members and their guests offer in-depth tours of the home of the Cosmos Club. The tour begins with a luncheon and includes a media presentation over dessert, tracing the history of the Club and the Mansion. Cosmos Club docents will then lead a walking tour exploring the Mansion’s four floors including the spectacular Warne Ballroom, as well as the adjacent Annex and the Hillyer House with its Task Center. Participants will split into small groups to see the overnight guest rooms, two kitchens, the exercise facility (currently undergoing renovation), meeting rooms, as well as the Billiard and Writer’s Rooms. The tour concludes with champagne and an opportunity for questions and conversation.

Offered just a few times a year, these tours have limited spaces so reserve early with Member Services.

Special tours available by request.