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Explore Secret Doors & Themed Rooms

Washington, United States

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Experience hosted by H, Ted, Z, Robert & Reuben

90 mins
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

From spies to secret passageways put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for over 70 secret doors and explore our themed rooms. We would never give you a map - this would ruin the surprise of finding a secret door. We do give you a hint card and talk to you about the Big O before you start your journey. It’s not in the finding, it’s in the seeking that is important. Experience the magic!

You will begin your experience with an in-depth introduction to our rich history and our secret doors, as well as what to look for as you go. Then, we will send you off on your own to search for the secrets and treasures that are everywhere to be found.

As you explore the mansion, which is steeped in history and intrigue, you'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents, freedom fighters, G-Men, historians, famous musicians, and fiction writers. Built 125 years ago, nearly every President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited.

• exclusive socially distanced self-guided tours
• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
Other things to note
All ages can attend. If you have have a short attention span, this is the place for you because there is so much to see and do. If you are a minimalist, you will be overwhelmed. Museum closes at 5pm.
From spies to secret passageways put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for over 70 secret doors and explore our themed rooms. We would never give you a map - this would ruin the surprise of finding a secret door. We do give you a hint card and talk to you about the Big O before you start your journey. It’s not in the finding, it’s in the seeking that is important. Experience the magic!

You will begin your experience…

H, Ted, Z, Robert & Reuben's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Includes an in-depth introduction to our rich history and our secret doors,...
From $30
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Thu, Nov 26
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Fri, Nov 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, H, Ted, Z, Robert & Reuben

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 248 Reviews
  • Identity verified
H: Is the Founder of the O Street Museum. I created O Museum to empower people to do what they love — dare to be different — and have fun. I have been welcoming people in to be inspired for 40 blessed years. Me, Ted, Iso, or one of our other fantastic docents will facilitate your treasure hunt on this amazing journey.

Ted: As the President of The Mansion & husband to H, his knowledge of our unique exhibits is vast — you will love hearing his stories about our history & artifacts

Iso: A historian from the U of Pittsburgh, Iso loves introducing people to O Museum's highlights & secret doors
H: Is the Founder of the O Street Museum. I created O Museum to empower people to do what they love — dare to be different — and have fun. I have been welcoming people in to be inspired for 40 blessed years. Me, Ted, Iso, or one of our other fantastic docents will facilitate your treasure hunt on this amazing journey.

Ted: As the President of The Mansion & husband to H, his knowledge of our unique exhibits is vast — you will love hearing his stories about our history & artifact…
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About the organization: O Street Museum Foundation



We empower people to do what they love - dare to be different - and have fun. We inspire creativity, diversity, and imagination through the fusion of the arts. The creative process comes in many forms. Every story has a beautiful lining that we can all learn from and share. We reshape how people see and connect with the beauty of the world around them, starting from their power within.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to O Street Museum Foundation.

Where you'll be

O Museum in The Mansion, one of Washington’s best kept secrets, was rated one of the “Top 5 historic venues to explore in the world” & the only place in the U.S. (Smithsonian).

Located in historic Dupont Circle, O Museum has been featured on TV & several books including; Four Blind Mice by James Patterson, The John Lennon Letters by Hunter Davies, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News, Travel Channel, The History of The Eagles, & WETA.

Rated 4.66 out of 5 from 248 reviews.

Danette
November 2020
This was essentially an indoor garage or estate sale of thousands of prints of 1980s bad art, old books and knick knacks, and unknown music memorabilia. There were some nice Rosa Parks pieces, but few and far between. The host and greeter were very nice. The little bar area was quaint and inviting. The secret door thing was ridiculous and not really even engaging or part of the tour. There were all these silly signs about not a secret door or yes a secret door. We wanted Winchester Mystery House, we got Flea Market Find. NOT worth $60 for 2 people at all!
This was essentially an indoor garage or estate sale of thousands of prints of 1980s bad art, old books and knick knacks, and unknown music memorabilia. There were some nice Rosa P…
Jason
November 2020
We had a blast here. Nice knowing the history and all events they held before COVID. We were lucky to find more than 2 doors so we did pretty good. Definitely worth checking it out.
Serena
November 2020
They are amazing and the place is incredible. It was so much better than we expected. We will definitely be back to find more rooms ;)
Jalysa
November 2020
A very interesting experience. I had no idea what to expect. If you’re someone who enjoys art museums and escape rooms, this would be perfect for you!
Sarah
November 2020
This was a fun experience. Because of the COVID or other reasons, some doors could not be opened. There were no gloves provided which I thought there would be since people would be touching doors. Overall it was a pleasant experience!
Cierra
November 2020
This was a really amazing experience! My husband and I found 18 doors together (4 with the help of our host). We had such a good time and want to come back with our friends!

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  • Thu, Nov 26
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Thu, Nov 26
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $30 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

The museum is filled to the brim and everything you see is for sale — so be sure to bring your own shopping bags for the 30,000 square foot gift store - we don't provide them. Think green!