Explore Secret Doors & Themed Rooms

Washington, United States

Experience hosted by H Leonards, Ted Spero,

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

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 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 & required for unvaccinated guests
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
Other things to note
All ages can attend. If you 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: 5pm except for Fridays and Saturdays: 9pm.
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…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Includes an in-depth introduction to our rich history and our secret doors,...

Meet your host, H Leonards, Ted Spero,

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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 4.69 out of 5 from 454 reviews.

Chris
September 2021
This is a really unique experience. It started off kind of slow, but once you realize what your looking for, we both started to get into it a lot more. Great history within the house, overall very happy with the booking.
Kelly
September 2021
This was a fun option for a visit with a young teen. LOTS to look at, and at times a little disorienting. Glad we visited!
Krystle
August 2021
So much fun here! Explored for 90 minutes and could have spent many more hours there. Every time I found a hidden door, it was exciting.
Marika
August 2021
We had an amazing time exploring, being detectives, playing with our inner child’s imagination. The eclectic inventory and history are endlessly magical. Its a must see and now a must stay! This will be our next accommodation. We loved it and will be back.
Jennifer
August 2021
Amazing! So fun for all ages. My kids are 7 and 10. We were told finding 3 doors was better than average. We found 11!!!! Of course that leaves 59 to go. We will definitely be back!
Casey
August 2021
This place is wild in the best way imaginable! The secret doors and rooms make it easy to get lost, and there’s no shortage of cool things to find and look at and explore.

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Sep 25
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $30 per person
  • Sat, Sep 25
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $30 per person
  • Sun, Sep 26
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Sun, Sep 26
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $30 per person
  • Mon, Sep 27
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Mon, Sep 27
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $30 per person
  • Tue, Sep 28
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $30 per person
  • Tue, Sep 28
    3:00 PM - 4:30 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!