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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Washington DC, DC
Upper Northwest
+1 202-467-9300
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All reviews open house dupont circle massachusetts avenue naval observatory vice president european union beautiful drive great britain united nations beautiful area walking tour couple of hours few hours a lot of fun flags embassies stroll
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we explored the surrounding residential area; to see how the ‘diplomatic corp live’ so to speak. So, we headed off (walked) to DuPont Circle which is the start of ‘Embassy Row’. Pretty quiet on the streets being Sunday morning but came across the local...More

1  Thank normanp311
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

You probably won't get into the many embassies in the area (and would you want to?), but you can easily see the, from the street or sidewalk and then eat at one of the nearby restaurants.

Thank Royce F
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel in the area. It was interesting to walk and see the variety of embassies with their flags along Massachusetts Ave. There are also some embassies down various side streets.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The best time to go is on a Saturday or Sunday. The parking in front of the embassies is free and easy on the weekends. If you are looking for specific embassies make sure you look them up and plot a map on Google Maps....More

1  Thank Ily911
Reviewed 18 August 2018 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
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 13 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

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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
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