Speakeasy Vintage Soiree at the Presidential Home of Woodrow Wilson: A Lively Vintage Evening with Live Music
You are cordially invited to the Presidential Home of Woodrow Wilson for a Speakeasy Vintage Soiree with period cocktails and music. Step back in time for an exclusive vintage evening as you make new friends.

Event Date

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Event Address

Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Period vintage attire from the 1920s encouraged with prizes awarded for the best costume.

Event Description

Experience the elegance and excitement of a Presidential vintage soiree as you meet other attendees and make new friends. The evening also includes specialty vintage cocktails with light refreshments inspired by the era. While entertaining in the fully restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse, you will have the opportunity to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects. Space is limited.

In 1919, President Wilson vetoed the Volstead Act, which outlawed alcoholic beverages nationwide. Congress over-rode his veto, ushering in the age of Prohibition and the Speakeasy.  Join us as we open the doors to the former President's house for an old-fashioned Speakeasy Bash. Prizes for the best 1920s attire. Light refreshments and prohibition era cocktails. 

The evening begins with a champagne reception for VIP ticket holders featuring exclusive access to behind the scenes areas of the museum and rarely seen artifacts. Continue to explore as you are joined by General Admission ticket holders from 7-9pm.

President Wilson was the first US President to travel in Europe, and received numerous state gifts which (unlike the leaders of today) he was able to keep.  On display are gifts from the allied heads of state including a Gobelin Tapestry from the people of France, a mosaic from Pope Benedict XV and autographed portraits of the British Monarchs.  As you enjoy your evening, museum staff will be on hand in each major room to highlight artifacts from around the world. 

~ Vintage Attire: Dress up in your favorite Vintage, or Vintage Inspired attire. 
~ Prizes for the best outfits.  
~ Specialty Cocktail: Enjoy a vintage cocktail popular in the era (while supplies last). 
~ Vintage Music: Relax to live music from the 20s and 30s 
~ Light refreshments served until 8:30 PM. 
~ Additional drinks available for purchase. 

Please note that space is extremely limited so make your reservations early. Kindly note that this is not a dinner function, so please plan to have dinner before or after the event.

Tickets

  $35.00 - 7:00 PM General Admission Tickets for ICDC Members:
General Admission from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: General admission includes a vintage cocktail and light refreshments. Additional drinks available for purchase.

$55.00 - 6:00 PM VIP Admission for ICDC Members:
VIP Admission from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and includes General Admission PM: The evening begins with a champagne reception for VIP holders hosted by special guests, with access to special areas of the museum.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

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Event Agenda (May change)

VIP Admission, 6:00 PM: 
Begin your evening with a VIP champagne reception.  Meet the curator and gain exclusive access to special areas of the museum and rarely seen artifacts. 

General Admission, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: 
Includes one vintage cocktail and light refreshments. Additional drinks for purchase. 

Map/Parking


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.