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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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.
  • 2-hour walking tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row
  • See historic DC homes
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
Local guide
Gratuities

Departure Point

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Return Details

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Make your way to Dupont Circle, 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.

Start by passing by the James Blaine Mansion, the Embassy of Indonesia, the Cosmos Club, and the the Society of Cincinnati.

Then continue on to see the Embassies of Latvia and Turkey, and learn about the Washington élite that built the impressive structures as private homes. Pass Sheridan Circle and the Embassy of Cameroon before you see the former home of President Woodrow Wilson. 

Your tour takes you past DC’s own Spanish Steps, Mitchell Park, and the spot ‘The Hobbitt House,’ where Edward Lind Morse painted his famous inventor father. 

Lastly, take in the red brick exterior of The Philip’s Collection modern art museum, before re-entering Dupont Circle, where this tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle is the heart of this historic neighborhood, with a photogenic fountain at it's center.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Embassy Row
Walk along Embassy Row and see some of the city's most impressive properties, spanning the architectural gamut from Neo-classical to Beaux-Arts to Queen Anne and more.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Anderson House
Former home of the wealthiest power couple in Washington DC, now HQ to the the Nation's oldest patriotic organization.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The President Woodrow Wilson House
Former post-presidency home of Woodrow Wilson
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Spanish Steps
Washington's own modest version of the famed European landmark makes for a quiet hidden oasis in the middle of the city.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Phillips Collection
The first modern art museum in the United States
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DC Design Tours

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour.

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Great walking tour!
donna h
, Jun 2019
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.

Product code: 33458P3

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