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Embassy Row
Embassy Row

Embassy Row

Massachusetts Ave., Washington DC, USA

The Basics

Visitors to Embassy Row, spanning from Dupont Circle toward the Naval Observatory, can see the diverse cultures and countries that are represented in Washington DC. You can stroll the remarkable street and observe the mansions on your own or book a guided walking tour that gives you a deeper look into the happenings of Embassy Row. If you want to see inside a particular embassy, check individual websites for tour options or public events.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Great tour!
Martha_A, Aug 2021
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Fun and interesting tour - loved learning about the architecture and history of Du Pont Circle and Embassy Row. Highly recommend!
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Great tour in great neighborhood
Kelsey_I, Sep 2021
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Great tour with very knowledgeable guide. Good mix of information related to architecture and design as well as the history of the buildings and their inhabitants. Also a fun neighborhood just to walk around in. Definitely recommend.
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Even the locals love this tour!
Emily_B, Aug 2021
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
The houses/buildings are spectacular and the stories about who lived in them are even better! We are two locals who run through this area all the time and learned so much from our guide. We had our teen nephew with us and he loved it, too. Highly recommend this tour for visitors and Washingtonians!
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Experience this!
Michelle_M, Jul 2021
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Our guy from DC Design tours was educational and enthusiastic and a great storyteller! He kept the whole crowd entertained from our 11 year old to the elders in the crowd. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour if you like history, architecture and some fun facts about DC. It was well worth the money and time!!!!
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Fantastic storytelling
Nick_P, Jul 2021
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Wow what a great tour!! Such interesting story telling, she really brought the history to life, and was incredibly knowledgeable about the architecture.
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DuPont Circle tour
Deborah_P, Jul 2021
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Our guide was an architect! The tour was one of the best we’ve had! Loved all the history of the area and stories of the people!
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Will be coming back for other tours
Nikki_P, Oct 2020
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Great for visitors AND residents! We took my parents and it was a great -socially distant- way to still be a tourist. We loved all the fun facts and the beautiful location. Sam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
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Great walking tour!
Donna_H, Jun 2019
Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
We figured this would just be another walking tour, but we were surprised. Carolyn regaled us with history, funny stories, little insider tidbits and architectural insights into the buildings we saw. We enjoyed the entire 2 hours and were only sorry that limited mobility of some of the people in the groups made us go so slowly that we didn't cover everything that was promised in the 2 hours. We look forward to doing other DC DesignTours with Carolyn (or her colleague) in the future.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Embassy Row draws culture, history, and travel enthusiasts.
  • Contact embassies in advance if you want a tour.
  • Well-maintained sidewalks make the street navigable for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • In addition to those on Embassy Row, you can discover more embassies on New Hampshire and Connecticut avenues.
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Trip ideas


How to Get There

Embassy Row is conveniently located close to the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) and the best way to explore the area is on foot. Parking is limited and traffic can be congested. If you want to avoid public transportation, book a group tour that handles transportation for you.

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When to Get There

If you want to see Embassy Row buzzing with activity, visit during the Passport DC event. Held in May, the festival includes cultural events and open houses, making it easy to see inside the embassies without advance arrangements. Visit during the fall to see the mansions surrounded by fall colors.

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Wildcard

Passport DC Cultural Festival Spanning the month of May, Passport DC highlights the capital city’s diplomatic international community. Throughout the month, visitors can take part in embassy open houses, cultural street festivals, exhibitions, and workshops. The free, ongoing international gathering grants visitors ample chances to get involved and learn about the cultures and countries represented on Embassy Row.

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