Embassy Row Walking Tour, Washington D.C.

Embassy Row Walking Tour (Self Guided), Washington D.C.

Embassy Row stretches from 18th Street to 35th Street and as its name suggests is where many nations have their embassies and diplomatic missions. Lining both sides of this very upscale road is a collection of dazzling mansions, from early 20th-century palatial residences to highly original modernist structures. In fact, there are no fewer than 150 embassies here, housed in beautiful and occasionally highly original buildings. Many of these structures were once the homes of millionaire investors, speculators, politicians and business titans who were forced to sell their mansions when the Great Depression hit.

A walk down Embassy Row provides a mesmerizing insight into how some of the wealthiest people in the United States used to live. As well as their flags, some of the embassies can be identified by other external features and adornments. For example, the British Embassy has a red telephone booth in front of its building, just like the kind you used to be able to see on many street corners in the UK. Outside the South African Embassy, there is a statue of Nelson Mandela. Away from the sumptuous constructions, one of the highlights of the area is the fountain at the center of Dupont Circle. Its three figures represent the Sea, Wind and the Stars.
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Guide Name: Embassy Row Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Washington D.C.
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: vickyc
Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Babcock-Macomb House

1) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Babcock-Macomb House

34th Street Northwest, Embassy of Azerbaijan

2) 34th Street Northwest, Embassy of Azerbaijan

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McCormick House

3) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McCormick House

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

4) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, The Miller House

5) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, The Miller House

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of India

6) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of India

21st Street Northweast, The Phillips Collection

7) 21st Street Northweast, The Phillips Collection

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Church of the Savior

8) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Church of the Savior

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Indonesia

9) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Indonesia

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Residence of James G. Blaine

10) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Residence of James G. Blaine

Dupont Circle, Euram Building

11) Dupont Circle, Euram Building

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Andrew Mellon Building

12) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Andrew Mellon Building

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Trinidad and Tabago

13) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Trinidad and Tabago

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Peru

14) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Peru

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

15) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Walking Tours in Washington D.C., USA

Create Your Own Walk in Washington D.C.

Create Your Own Walk in Washington D.C.

Creating your own self-guided walk in Washington D.C. is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Washington D.C. Introduction Walking Tour

Washington D.C. Introduction Walking Tour

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia or simply The District, is the capital of the United States and, in many senses, America’s front yard. After the American Revolution, the need for the newly independent nation's federal government to have authority over a capital city and not rely on any state for its maintenance and safety, came in the wake of the Pennsylvania Mutiny of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Georgetown Walking Tour

Georgetown Walking Tour

Georgetown is a historic neighborhood situated in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. Despite its proximity to downtown, this former port area has preserved much of its distinct character. In Georgetown, "old-world charm meets modern allure," they say. Those poetically inclined tend to compare it to "a tapestry of cobblestone dreams and timeless grace."

The...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Georgetown University Walking Tour

Georgetown University Walking Tour

Georgetown University, established in 1789, is America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution. Spanning four campuses in Washington, DC, its main undergraduate campus in Georgetown features fifty-four buildings across 104 acres.

With its Gothic and Georgian architecture, serene green spaces, and Jesuit traditions, the university promotes academic excellence and global engagement. For...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Federal Buildings Walking Tour

Federal Buildings Walking Tour

The capital of the United States is home to several notable federal buildings that hold significant historical, architectural, and governmental value.

Among the stately “emblems of authority” in Washington D.C. perhaps the most prominent is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States – The White House. This resplendent mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Arlington National Cemetery Tour

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example," a distinguished politician of the 19th century said once.

The historic military necropolis – the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – is the final resting place for many of America's heroes, whose willingness to sacrifice for their country has earned them the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
DC Monuments and Memorials Walking Tour

DC Monuments and Memorials Walking Tour

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years," goes the famous quote by Abraham Lincoln.

Indeed, those remembered in Washington, D.C. – the renowned statesmen, politicians, fallen soldiers, and other distinguished persons – had their years filled with life to the brim. What they left behind is a great legacy manifested in historic...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles

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