Probably the finest display of American antique furniture and paintings... stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informed docent!
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I didn't know that visitors were allowed at the Department of State until I saw it listed on my Congressman's website. So I booked a tour through the Department of State's tour office (which was very easy) and they confirmed it the same day. The...More
I emailed my congressman's office a few months in advance of my visit to Washington to request a tour of the State Department. There were only four of us on our tour. We had a very knowledgable docent who pointed out intricate details of china,...More
The tour of the State Department reception rooms must be booked in advance. The contrast between the entrance to the State Dept. building and the reception rooms is mind boggling. Anyone interested in the historical figures from the birth of the US will be awed...More
I had no idea what this even was till my friend suggested we do it while in DC. I only gave it a 4 because if you don't have a lot of time I would skip it. However, if you are in town for a...More
Arranged this through our Congressman. Not sure what to expect but they basically took you around the diplomatic reception rooms. Interesting artifacts but the tour guide was a pretty slow and not that interesting. The State Dept security followed us closely the whole time and...More
What a treat to discover the hidden treasures sequestered away on the top level of the State Department! Beautifully decorated rooms with some of the oldest furniture and artwork of America. Fascinating for history or art buffs. The guide was extremely knowledgeable.
What a surprising treasure. Request this tour from your senators office and you will be given a date at time. Report about 10 minutes early and be prepared to show id and leave bulky items in the lobby along with your coats. Peek inside the...More
The tour was interesting. You would see a beautiful furniture, fine china, and other art objects. You need an advance reservation to get there.
This tour takes you to the diplomatic receiving rooms on the top floor of the State Department in DC. It shows the rooms and artifacts therein, with an emphasis on the furniture styles, architecture and paintings. Not the most interesting stuff for teens but outstanding...More