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.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Embassy Row Walking Tour Map

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
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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

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

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Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Andrew Mellon Building

12) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Andrew Mellon Building

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13) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Trinidad and Tabago

Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Peru

14) Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Embassy of Peru

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