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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour

Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row
  • See historic DC homes
  • Fully narrated tour
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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
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11am TourMost Popular
Tour meets at 11am in the small park at the intersection of Connecticut Ave, Q st and 20th st NW, just outside the Dupont Circle NORTH metro station. Please note, the metro station has two exits.
From US$40.00
1pm Tour
Tour meets at 11am in the small park at the intersection of Connecticut Ave, Q st and 20th st NW, just outside the Dupont Circle NORTH metro station. Please note, the metro station has two exits.
From US$40.00
Overview
Explore some of Washington DC’s grandest streets on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row with a local guide. Hear stories about capital city scandals and history as you follow a 2-mile route past Gilded Age mansions, extravagant homes, embassies, and architectural landmarks.
What to Expect
Make your way to the north entrance of the Dupont Circle metro station, where you’ll meet a guide and small group for this 2-hour walking tour. Stroll alongside your guide, who will share interesting facts and historic tidbits throughout the tour, filling you on the unique culture of America’s capital city.

Take in the red brick exterior of The Philip’s Collection modern art museum, and spot ‘The Hobbitt House,’ where Edward Lind Morse painted his famous inventor father. Walk past DC’s own Spanish Steps, Mitchell Park, and the former home of President Woodrow Wilson.

See the Embassies of Cameroon, Latvia, Turkey, and Indonesia, and learn about the Washington élite that built the impressive structures as private homes. Pass Sheridan Circle, the Society of Cincinnati, and The Cosmos Club. Continue alongside the James Blaine Mansion, then get the story behind the ‘Brewmaster’s Castle’ before re-entering Dupont Circle, where this tour concludes.
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Human drama behind the buildings

My wife and I recently moved to DC and were looking for activities to get to know the city and its neighborhoods. So glad we joined DC Design's embassy row tour! I've been on tours before that are glorified Wikipedia pages - and this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for posting, Tom! I had a wonderful time touring with you and your wife along Embassy Row. See you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not your run-of-the-mill tour--engaging and truly knowledgeable guide

My husband and I are DC locals and took the Dupont Circle/Embassy Row Tour to learn more about the area. Our guide Carolyn far surpassed our expectations-- not only was she fun and engaging; she was also an architect, so she was able to provide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Magdalena! It was such fun having you and your husband on tour, and we can't wait to have you back soon!

Reviewed 17 October 2018
So Very Interesting!

My family and I did a tour through this tour group when they came to visit me in Washington DC. Not only was the tour guide excellent but we all learned a lot of things along the way. I highly recommend this tour to anyone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlie K
Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review!

Reviewed 8 October 2018
A quality experience from booking to the end.

This was my first experience of DC Design Tours, and it will not be my last. The Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Tour was an absolutely enjoyable experience. As a local, I was not sure how much I would learn; but, learn I did…and in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed our Dupont Circle & Embassy Row tour! Thank you for recommending our tours, and hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Wonderful tour!

I would highly reccomend this tour guide/company. I recently went on the tour and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Carolyn, the guide made the history of the city and the people come alive. She had interesting factual information and her enthusiasm for the stories was infectious!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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