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Department of State

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2201 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20522-0099
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+1 202-647-3241
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were pretty disspaointed in this tour.We got there 20 minutes early and there was armed security all over the front entrance.They told us to wait outside for the rest of the tour.only 2 other people showed up which i should have taken that as...More

Thank shark70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible collection of American furniture from the 17-18th Centuries. The displaces in the formal reception rooms on the 8th floor, are magnificent, beautiful and treasures of our history. The 45 minute tour takes you to this "museum" in the State Department building will not disappoint...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a private tour of 7 diplomat rooms used by the Vice-President and Secretary through our Senators office. Incredible historical items and collections in each room. Mostly furniture, Chiba and portraits but all very old. Interesting fact is that all the ornate items are...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is an often-overlooked treasure! If you are visiting DC, take time to schedule a visit using the on-line tour request forms on the Dept. of State website.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We were on visit as many TV show locations and this ticked another We weren’t able to visit inside as overseas visitors but still was a fun location

Thank Collin M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Probably the finest display of American antique furniture and paintings... stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informed docent!

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 23 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

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

2  Thank Shampeu
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Thank Whimsee
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

1  Thank Kirstie N
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28 September 2017|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, these tours only allow a certain number of people per tour per day. Please take the time to arrange the tour, they are well worth the scheduling hurdles!
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Response from eer1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be checked and X-rayed, but you can have it with you. You will be accompanied at all times by the docent and guards.