The cottage was recently restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and it's shown without furnishings to allow each visitor to envision it as she/he wishes.
After the tour, we drove over to the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue, one of CDV's favorites, for tea. It was a lovely tea, despite the fact that the gorgeous old dining room has now been converted to a private rental space, so all food is served in the "Edgar Bar," named for FBI Chief, J. Edgar Hoover, who ate lunch in the former dining room nearly every day.
|back entrance where visitors enter|
|"Soldiers' Home" Grounds today. Peaceful and beautiful. Across the street from a huge Civil War cemetery.|