58th Potomac Country House Tour & Festival
October 4 & 5; potomaccountryhousetour.org
A tour of four diverse Potomac homes, from a sleek contemporary to a reimagined Williamsburg Colonial, extends into a day of family-friendly activities including a luncheon hosted by local restaurants. Sponsored by the St. Francis Episcopal Church, the event benefits several charities.
73rd Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour
September 27; thetwig.org
Six of Old Town Alexandria’s most beautiful homes and gardens are showcased during this walking tour, which benefits Inova Alexandria Hospital.
13th Annual Reston Home Tour
October 18; restonmuseum.org
Five private homes varying in architectural styles will be open to the public for self-guided tours. The event is followed by a gourmet tasting presented by the South Lakes High School Culinary Arts Program.
Dupont Circle House Tour & Tea
October 19; dupont-circle.org
The 12 homes participating in this tour include a modern row house and a recently renovated town house with exquisite designer finishes. Tour-goers can also enjoy afternoon tea at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.