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Embassy Row

Washington DC, DC
+1 202-467-9300
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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“open house” (23 reviews)
“dupont circle” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Washington DC, DC
Upper Northwest
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"open house"
in 23 reviews
"dupont circle"
in 29 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 5 reviews
"naval observatory"
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"vice president"
in 4 reviews
"european union"
in 2 reviews
"mass ave"
in 2 reviews
"great britain"
in 2 reviews
"united nations"
in 2 reviews
"walking tour"
in 5 reviews
"great walk"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 2 reviews
"flags"
in 49 reviews
"embassies"
in 94 reviews
"stroll"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Embassy Row starts around 15th & Massachusetts till 44th & Massachusetts- where Department of Homeland Security & American University are located. Beautiful to see all the Embassy’s in gorgeous mansions, and a lots of wooded areas / parks. We also drove past the Naval Observatory...More

Thank mcsc-squared
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be specific , the whole area is nice, safe and walkable. When it comes down to it, it is just houses/buildings, some fancy with statues , most not. All have corresponding Flags. I wouldnt make a trip here again unless I needed to. Do...More

Thank apatriot73
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Took the Double decker bus. checked out the Building styles. Nice walk past them got back on the next bus to head back to Union Station.

Thank William C
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We thought we'd be visiting all the EU embassies on open house day... little did we know how elaborate the open houses were! We managed to visit the UK and Denmark! It's a blast, and such a cool opportunity to see inside the embassies! It...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Once a year the Embassies of the member countries of the European Union host open houses. On a recent Saturday in May we were fortunate to visit several embassies. By early afternoon the lines for entry extended for blocks with waits of 1.5-2.0 hours, so...More

1  Thank KLE2013
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The Embassy Open House by Cultural Tourism is an amazing experience overall. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit several Embassies in one day and experience the culture of the countries. HOWEVER, be prepared to wait in long lines for up to 2 1/2 hours....More

1  Thank S O
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

If you do want to visit embassy row I recommend either having a nice breakfast to get you ready for a lengthy walk, or having someone drive you past each place. The embassies are kind of spread out and are not always one after the...More

Thank ben777cunningham
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I enjoy Vexillology (the study of flags) and Geography, so Embassy Row is wonderful. On our walk back to our hotel from the Washington National Cathedral we were able to view a good number of Embassies and national flags. This is a pleasant area to...More

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Prepare for a lengthy walk if you must. There are so many embassies around the duPont Circle area/ Mass Ave. Read the Washington Post for activities- there may be an open house (free) for some of the embassies. Nich peek into the nation you would...More

Thank samtrip12345
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

As you do the walking tour, you notice that many of the large buildings to your left as you are walking towards the capitol building are also embassies. Interesting to see them all and get an idea of what happens here. I notice the Canadian...More

Thank Rockiroads
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apatriot73
2 July 2018|
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Response from ben777cunningham | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Some of the embassies have open house days where you can tour and take a look inside, though I don’t recommend ringing the bell and asking to look, some of the embassies are very high security and I think that would... More
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commandingofficer
14 August 2015|
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Response from cathy h | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see the Embassies is on foot during one of the first two weekends in May every year. These are the Embassy Row Open House weekends. In additiony the entire month of May has special world culture events and... More
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