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

Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 10:00 am
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:00 am

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 spectacularly renovated Warne Ballroom, as well as the adjacent Annex and the Hillyer House with its newly renovated Task Center. Participants will split into small groups to see refurbished overnight guest rooms, two kitchens, the exercise facility, 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.