Tours and Rentals

WELCOME to the Herndon Home Museum! Below are some tips and policies to assist your visit.


The entrance to the Herndon Home Museum is at the rear of the Home. Please follow the veranda on the right side of the Home and walk to the rear entrance door, or enter the Museum via the driveway.


Parking is available in the driveway behind the Home. From University Place NW, turn left onto Walnut Street and enter the driveway immediately on your left.

Visitor Tips

*The Herndon Home Museum has two interior stairways. Please let us know if anyone in your group is unable to navigate stairs. The Herndon Home Museum has wheelchair access only to the first floor.

*Please do not touch any objects in the Home.

*We kindly ask all mobile phones be silenced during your tour.

*We remind you to converse in low voices with group members. However, please ask questions of the docent often and frequently.

*Strollers, backpacks, and large bags are not permitted inside the Herndon Home Museum. Please leave them at the Entrance Foyer.

*Food and/or drinks are not allowed inside the Herndon Home Museum.

*Interior photos of the Home are not permitted without permission.

Tour Options

Individual/Walk-Up Tours– A reservation is not required for an individual to take a guided tour of the Herndon Home Museum during tour hours on Tuesday or Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tours are offered at the top of each hour. The last tour of each day is at 3:00 p.m.

Summer Tour Discount – This summer, June through August, discounted walking tours are available at the Herndon Home Museum. Tours are $5  for students, youth 17 and under, Military (active and veteran), and Seniors. The standard $10 fee applies to all adult tours. Schedule your tour online today. 

Summer Tour Discount at the Herndon

Saturday Tour – First Saturday tours will resume October 2018.

Reservations Required


$10.00 Adults

$7.00 Seniors, Students, & Active Duty Military

Group Tours– For groups containing 10 or more people, a reservation is required for a guided tour of the Herndon Home Museum. Group tours of 10 or more can be scheduled for any day of the week except Sunday. To schedule a group tour, send an e-mail to or call the Home at 404.581.9813. See Group Tour Policies below.

Group Tour Policies

*All tours must be made at least 30 days in advance.

*Groups must have a minimum of 10 people. If your group is larger than 25, we will split them into smaller groups to improve your visitor experience.

*A 50% deposit is required upon making a reservation. Remaining payment is required two weeks before scheduled tour date.

*For tours canceled two weeks before the scheduled date, a 100% refund will be made. Cancellations made one week before tour date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations less than one week before the scheduled date.

*Guided Group Tours are available any day during the week (except Sundays).

*Visitor Tips also apply to Group Tours.

Home Rentals 

Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Herndon Home is recognized as one of the most important properties in the nation’s history and once again the homes historical and architectural significance can lend unique beauty and meaning to your special event through private event rental.
The two-story house with a basement resting on a one-acre lot comprises a premier site for outside events such as weddings, luncheons, receptions, and other gatherings. The house has approximately 8000 square feet while the lawn, terraces, and graded areas incorporate over 4000 square feet.
Interior Rates begin at $1,200
Exterior Rates begin at $2,500

Rental fees include the use of the facility, the supervision by tour guides, event manager, and security services. The costs for catering, equipment, maintenance, and over time will result in additional charges.

For more information and to discuss the particulars of yor event, contact us at the office at 404.581.9813 or via email to our Director of Programs at