DC's Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Architecture Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the opulence and grandeur of Washington DC's Dupont Circle and Embassy Row on this captivating two-hour walking tour. Marvel at the Gilded Age mansions and extravagant embassies that line the streets of this fashionable neighborhood. Join DC Design Tours for an exclusive experience as you uncover the stories and scandals that shaped the nation within the walls of these impressive properties. Starting at Dupont Circle, the heart of the historic district, you'll explore Embassy Row and witness architectural wonders ranging from Neo-classical to Beaux-Arts to Queen Anne and more. Discover the former home of the wealthiest power couple in DC, the post-presidency residence of Woodrow Wilson, and Washington's own hidden oasis, among other fascinating landmarks. Be part of history as you visit the nation's oldest patriotic organization's headquarters and the first modern art museum in the United States. Book now for an unforgettable adventure through the architectural wonders of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Stroll along Embassy Row and admire impressive properties
  • Learn about the stories and scandals behind extravagant homes
  • Visit the former home of the wealthiest power couple in Washington DC
  • Explore the former post-presidency home of Woodrow Wilson
  • Discover Washington's own hidden oasis, a quiet hidden park
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities

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Discover the grandeur and elegance of Washington DC's historic Dupont Circle and Embassy Row with the Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour. Immerse yourself in the opulence of Gilded Age mansions and iconic embassies as you stroll along the streets of one of the city's most fashionable neighborhoods. This two-hour walking tour offers a unique perspective on the District's history, filled with stories and scandals that shaped the nation behind the doors of these extravagant homes.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a fascinating journey through time and architectural styles. Marvel at the photogenic Dupont Circle, the heart of the neighborhood, with its stunning fountain as the centerpiece. As you walk along Embassy Row, be captivated by the architectural gamut of properties, ranging from Neo-classical to Beaux-Arts to Queen Anne and more. Gain insights into the historical significance of each landmark as your guide shares interesting anecdotes and hidden stories.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and individuals interested in Washington DC's rich heritage. Whether you are a local resident seeking a deeper understanding of the city's history or a visitor looking to explore its iconic landmarks, this tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art and design of the nation's capital. Everyone, from young adults to seniors, can enjoy this immersive experience.

Why book this?

Joining the Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating past of Washington DC. Step into the exclusive world of the city's wealthiest residents and diplomats, uncovering the secrets behind their lavish homes. With an experienced guide leading the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the historical significance of each architectural gem. This tour provides a curated and enriching experience, allowing you to truly appreciate the grandeur and beauty of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row.

Good to know

To fully enjoy the tour, wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tour lasts approximately 120 minutes, providing ample time to explore the neighborhood's highlights. The meeting point is the Dupont Circle Fountain, where you can easily spot your guide. Prepare to be impressed by the rich history showcased by each property along the way. Capture memorable photos and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of Washington DC's architectural treasures.


Customers who have taken the Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour have raved about the knowledgeable guides and the fascinating insights they provided. Many praised the tour for highlighting the hidden stories and scandals behind the magnificent buildings, making the experience both educational and entertaining. Visitors appreciated the well-paced itinerary and the opportunity to explore one of the city's most prestigious neighborhoods. Overall, participants were highly satisfied, describing the tour as a must-do for architecture enthusiasts and history lovers alike.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is the heart of this historic neighborhood, with a photogenic fountain at it's center.

Embassy Row

Walk along Embassy Row and see some of the city's most impressive properties, spanning the architectural gamut from Neo-classical to Beaux-Arts to Queen Anne and more.

Anderson House

Former home of the wealthiest power couple in Washington DC, now HQ to the the Nation's oldest patriotic organization.

The President Woodrow Wilson House

Former post-presidency home of Woodrow Wilson

Admission Not Included

Spanish Steps

Washington's own modest version of the famed European landmark makes for a quiet hidden oasis in the middle of the city.

The Phillips Collection

The first modern art museum in the United States



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Great stories about the homes and history of DuPont Circle and Embassy Row. Loved hearing about Alice Roosevelt!


Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared a nice combination of history and architecture. It was a probably 2 hours and 20 minutes, so allow for a flexible end time.


My dad and I had a fantastic time on this walking tour of Embassy row! Our tour guide Ellory was super knowledgeable and charismatic! The tour was a good balance between architectural facts and history about the mansions on Massachusetts Ave prior to their current statuses as embassies! Highly recommend!


Sam our tour guide was fantastic! The history and stories were so engaging and entertaining. He had us all enjoying and appreciating the architecture too. We decided to do this last minute and Carolyn was so responsive and helpful in setting this up and helped us pick the perfect time for the tour that met our schedule. Highly recommend for those interested in history and enjoy walking around some beautiful neighborhoods of DC.


Excellent guide 10/10 would recommend We learned a lot Learned about other things to do like the farmers market the next day and lunch commendations


Sam was an outstanding guide. Great mix of history and architecture, story telling and humor. Thanks!


Sam was a great guide. Led the group well, full of interesting historical facts and stories and we saw some beautiful old homes (mostly now embassies).


Our guide Natalie was so wonderful! She was delightful and full of information! What a great tour! Thank you, Natalie!


This was a fun tour. We were able to book the day before, and joined a thursday 10AM tour with Natalie who was fantastic. Was a really nice two-hour walk and history tour. We went back after the tour to visit some of the museums we passed.


The DuPont Circle and Embassy Row Architectural Tour with Carolyn was absolutely fabulous!! The ideal blend of history, architectural details, and fantastic tidbits. Carolyn's well-researched knowledge of the history and current status of the buildings brought the area to life. A perfect tour for long-time locals and out-of-towners! I'll be signing up for more.
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2024-05-24 21:53