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
  • 405 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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From £22
/ person
Tue, 3 Aug
£22 per person
11:00 - 12:30
£22 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£22 per person
15:00 - 16:30
This time is popular
£22 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£22 per person
11:00 - 12:30
£22 per person

About the organisation: 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 405 reviews.

Jenni
August 2021
Ted and Ms H are wonderful hosts. They are very approachable and fun. There is MUCH to see in each room. Parents and 14 year old enjoyed this for a solid hour and a half.
Debra
July 2021
My husband Kevin and I really enjoyed ourselves! There is so much to see. We had a great time trying to find the hidden doors. We will definitely be back!!
Judy
July 2021
What a fun space, great story and history! Don't miss exploring this hidden gem while in DC. This experience was suggested by AB&B and we just decided to book it as our last outing before heading back home. What a fun way to spend the morning and remember DC.
What a fun space, great story and history! Don't miss exploring this hidden gem while in DC. This experience was suggested by AB&B and we just decided to book it as our last outi…
Sarah
July 2021
Was a cool experience. A little misinformed about what it was really like. Didn’t get to see even close to the 70 doors. And most were closed off. Wish there was a map to help locate more. For the price I expected more. Maybe got to see about 10 doors out of the 70.
Was a cool experience. A little misinformed about what it was really like. Didn’t get to see even close to the 70 doors. And most were closed off. Wish there was a map to help loca…
Kylah
July 2021
Not for ALL ages. This place is AMAZING! There is so much to look at and look for. I could spend an entire day in there with my husband but having a hands on two year old was too stressful. I will be coming back when I have someone to watch my son. I really want to find more hidden doors
Not for ALL ages. This place is AMAZING! There is so much to look at and look for. I could spend an entire day in there with my husband but having a hands on two year old was too…
Genevieve
July 2021
This was such a cool experience!! The only complaint is that drinks were really expensive, but overall the mansion was super cool to explore!

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  • Tue, 3 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £22 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    15:00 - 16:30
    This time is popular
    £22 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £22 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    15:00 - 16:30
    Join 4 other guests
    £22 per person
  • Thu, 5 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £22 per person
  • Thu, 5 Aug
    15:00 - 16:30
    Join 3 other guests
    £22 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £22 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    15:00 - 16:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £22 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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!