If you want a DC experience like no other, The Mansion at O Street is at the top of the list. What started out as a cluster of three row houses built in the 1890s by Capitol Architect Edward Clark and converted in the 1930s to house FBI G-Men has become an exclusive boutique hotel, museum, club and event space.
Packed to the gills with fine art and historic details such as original Tiffany stained glass windows, the facility now spans six homes interconnected by maze-like hallways.
Almost everything in it is for sale, and 90 percent has been donated by guests.
Want to sleep in a room that once housed Rosa Parks or includes John Lennon’s guitar? There is a theme room or suite to match almost every fantasy.
Even if you’re not a hotel guest, you can still visit — it is open to the public for group tours, daily teas, holidays, and on certain days for lunch, brunch, happy hours and dinner. And you can take a wide variety of tour themes, including the Secret Door Treasure Hunt.
For more photos from our recent tour of the facility, click here to visit our Flickr album.