The Potomac Country House Tour will offer inside looks at philanthropist Annie Totah’s estate.
The Potomac Country House Tour will offer inside looks at a carriage house featuring a holiday boutique.

Fall House Tours

Spectacular homes open their doors to the public

Washington, DC 

Bloomingdale Civic Association 2015 House Tour—October 17
Entitled “Historic, Hip and Happening,” this year’s tour of eight to 12 homes in the DC neighborhood of Bloomingdale will include both historical and modern designs. Most of the proceeds will be donated to the BCA Scholarship Fund; following the tour, an art show and reception will honor scholarship recipients. bloomingdalecivicassociation.org/events/housetour/

48th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour and TeaOctober 18
This tour of homes in Dupont Circle takes in a variety of urban residences ranging from townhouses to pied-à-terres. Tea will be offered at The Carlyle, a nearby hotel, from 2 to 5 p.m. dupont-circle.org

Maryland

59th Annual Potomac Country House Tour—October 3 to 4
Three impressive Potomac homes are featured on this tour, which boasts a silent auction, luncheon and boutiques selling gifts and decorations. Proceeds benefit local charities. potomaccountryhousetour.org

Virginia

74th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour—September 26 Highlights of this Alexandria tour include residences that were built in the 17th and 18th centuries—several of which were originally owned by freed slaves. Also in the mix: remodeled historic homes with innovative interior designs. thetwig.org/homes-tour

14th Annual Reston Home Tour—October 17
Six Reston-area homes will open their doors to visitors; on view will be several dramatic renovations and a luxury apartment. The tour is sponsored by the Reston Historic Trust. restonmuseum.org  —S. M.