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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.
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.
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.
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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

Thank kathyebron
Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

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

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Fantastic and entertaining tour!

Carolyn is a truly remarkable tour guide whose clear love of history and architecture comes out during these tours. While someone could possibly cobble together the facts that she shares by doing thorough internet and history book research, Carolyn's very entertaining delivery of stories makes...More

Thank arlingtontourist
Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you so much for posting such a kind review! I'm thrilled you found our tours entertaining and interesting. Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Great Area - Best to See on foot, but I can't recommend this tour

We were looking forward to this walking tour of Dupont Circle. It started out pretty rough, the starting place (booked through TripAdvisor) stated park in Dupont Circle, but actual location was another "park" - actually a strip of grass with a bench. The only way...More

Thank tiggerblues
Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your candid feedback, and I sincerely apologize that your experience did not meet expectations. The tour started late because your guide was waiting for you, and I believe we spoke on the phone as I helped navigate to the starting point. The...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018
DC is for walking!

Very informative, great stories, good combination of history, architecture and current usage. Easy conversation, very open to questions. Works for both locals and visitors. Recommended.

Thank julmey27
Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for joining us on tour and posting such a kind review!

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Delightful tour guide in a beautiful and historic DC neighborhood

It was a cold and windy afternoon, but our tour guide held us captive with her descriptions of the architectural details and interesting stories about the many historical buildings in this part of DC known as Embassy Row. Carolyn shared her in depth knowledge in...More

Thank Humelet
Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you so much for posting! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our tour, despite the blustery conditions. Hope to see you all back on a warmer day in Washington!

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