The Mansion is made up of 4 or 5 row houses combined together to create 100 rooms (some are hotel guest rooms), and 32 secret doors behind bookcases and mirrors (we only found one!). Each room is over the top decorated and everything that doesn't move is for sale.
A must see for anyone coming to DC! I would recommend the guided tour or self guided tours, rather than tea time. The food while lavishly displayed wasn't authentic English Tea like we expected but it made our visit even more eclectic and fun!
Here are a few camera phone photos from our visit!
Chandelier in main tea room
We had our tea in this room
Everything is for sale, including that angel!
Lots of odd juxtapositions: Santa with Vietnam Vets, travel mugs + a teddy bear? Of course!
Purple, green and yellow cauliflower!
Tables piled high with cakes!
Traditional English tea food? I don't think so ... (P.S. the bowl NOT the Twizzlers is $12)
Semi-creepy doll watching over the cakes
Fun 80's game. I bought it! only $3!
Wine Cellar room accessed by secret door through the kitchen
Betty Boop Statue? Don't mind if I do!
Trompe l'oeil painting on kitchen floor. Amazing!
If you are anywhere near DC or come here for a visit you MUST go to the O street Mansion. It's even a hotel and you can stay there if you like. The guest rooms are completely over the top!
Today was an amazing and fun day and not one I'll forget anytime soon!
Labels: Washington DC things to do
I want to go back and go on the guided tour to find all the doors!
The themed rooms are so fun. I also think its so cool/dangerous how everything in the house is for sale!