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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Make your way to Dupont Circle, where you’ll meet a guide and small group for this 2-hour walking tour. Stroll alongside your guide, who will share interesting facts and historic tidbits throughout the tour, filling you on the unique culture of America’s capital city. Start by passing by the James Blaine Mansion, the Embassy of Indonesia, the Cosmos Club, and the the Society of Cincinnati. Then continue on to see the Embassies of Latvia and Turkey, and learn about the Washington élite that built the impressive structures as private homes. Pass Sheridan Circle and the Embassy of Cameroon before you see the former home of President Woodrow Wilson.  Your tour takes you past DC’s own Spanish Steps, Mitchell Park, and the spot ‘The Hobbitt House,’ where Edward Lind Morse painted his famous inventor father.  Lastly, take in the red brick exterior of The Philip’s Collection modern art museum, before re-entering Dupont Circle, where this tour concludes.
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Important information
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entry/Admission - The President Woodrow Wilson House
Duration
2h
Departure details
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036, USA Look for your guide at the Dupont Circle Fountain in the center of Dupont Circle.
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entry/Admission - The President Woodrow Wilson House
Departure details
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036, USA Look for your guide at the Dupont Circle Fountain in the center of Dupont Circle.
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dupont Circle
    Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Look for your guide at the Dupont Circle Fountain in the center of Dupont Circle.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dupont Circle
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Embassy Row
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Anderson House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    The President Woodrow Wilson House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Spanish Steps
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Phillips Collection
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The Phillips Collection
    1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    See address & details
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Eddie S
Garner, NC2 contributions
Nice informative walking tour through the historic areas of DC.
May 2021
Had always wondered about the history of the Dupont Circle area, DC Design Tours was listed on another local tour guide site, so when I noticed the chance for a private tour I jumped at it.

Our tour guide Sam was on time, and very polite. As with other local tour guides, he was very knowledgeable with all kinds of interesting snippets of information on the architecture we were being shown.

The tour was around 2 - 2.5 hours, we wasn't really keeping time tabs, it was our last big event of the day. Be prepared for lots of info, and a few hills.

At the end of the tour we asked Sam for a few dinner spot recommendations, and he gave us many, we visited two and both were rather excellent.

I'd recommend to anyone visiting DC that enjoys architecture to look into the architecture tour, it was informative and fun.
Written 12 July 2021
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CarolynMDC
Thank you so much for arranging a private tour and posting your review!
Written 12 July 2021
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Philip
1 contribution
A+ tour -- can't wait to take another!
Mar 2021
Carolyn was an excellent guide - she really knows her stuff! I organized a private tour for a group of friends that consisted mostly of DC natives (communication was easy and efficient in organizing the tour). Even with all of our existing local knowledge, Carolyn was able to wow us with tons of information on the architecture in the Dupont Circle / Embassy Row area, and on top of that had numerous stories about the fascinating historical figures that occupied the neighborhood in the 19th and 20th centuries. Carolyn has clearly done a lot of research and is passionate about her work - she had an answer for nearly every question we fired at her! I would heartily recommend Carolyn and DC Design Tours to DC residents and visitors alike!
Written 15 March 2021
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Thank you very much, Philip! I had a wonderful time exploring Embassy Row with you and your friends!
Written 16 March 2021
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Catherine
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Excellent Covid-Safe Group Activity, Enriching Learning Experience
Mar 2021
Our private group tour with Carolyn blew everyone's expectations out of the water. We were a group of DC natives, but even the most history-oriented among us learned so much about the neighborhood we live in and the cast of colorful characters who used to live here. The tour completely changed my perspective on the buildings I walk by nearly every day. After a year of pandemic lockdown, it was also a breath of fresh air to do something with a group of friends that was both covid-safe and a novel activity. We all raved about the experience afterwards. Carolyn's tour style is engaging and warm and we are looking forward to doing many more DC Design Tours!
Written 15 March 2021
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Thanks so much, Catherine! Hope to see you all again soon!
Written 16 March 2021
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Weezie418
Baltimore, MD2 contributions
Outstanding Tour For All
Jan 2021
This was actually a virtual tour led by Carolyn. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of architecture and design as well as history. She is also a wonderful storyteller, and the time flew by. I think she could work with any group-a serious architecture and museum group, a family fun group and everything in between. This was my third virtual tour, and they have all been great. Can't wait to get to DC to tour with her in person.
Written 29 January 2021
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Thank you very much for attending so many of our virtual tours! Looking forward to seeing you in person sometime soon. :)
Written 5 February 2021
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judy t.
1 contribution
excellent tour
Oct 2020
a really interesting, fun virtual tour. carolyn is knowledgeable and quite entertaining, providing vignettes about the lavish lifestyles and personality quirks of the individuals who built and owned these magnificent homes, in pre-embassy days.
Written 30 October 2020
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Thank you so much for posting about our Millionaire's Row to Embassy Row virtual tour! Hope to see you at our next event!
Written 2 November 2020
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Pearl S
1 contribution
Excellent virtual tour for a large group
Oct 2020
We did a virtual tour due to Covid 19, so we were able to see and learn without coming to DC. Carolyn told great well researched stories about the Embassy buildings including who built them, their architectural style, and who lived there before they became embassies. We had a large group of 39 viewers and we all had a great view and were able to ask questions at the end. Carolyn answered questions thoroughly and kept it fun and informative.

My organization used this as a fund raiser and we made a great profit!
Written 28 October 2020
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Thank you for posting about our Millionaire's Row to Embassy Row virtual tour! It was a pleasure presenting to your group, and I look forward to our next virtual event soon!
Written 29 October 2020
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Karen N M
3 contributions
A Fascinating and Fun Virtual Tour
Oct 2020
We went on a Virtual Tour with owner/guide Carolyn Muraskin from Millionaires Row to Embassy Row, from the comfort and safety of our own home. The hour-long tour was so very enjoyable! I know a bit about architecture and Dupont Circle, but there was still plenty for me to learn from her lively and entertaining presentation. During the pandemic I have "gone on" many virtual tours around the world. This was easily one of the best. So, if you can't go to D.C. for one of her tours and you are interested in learning something more about its architecture and colorful history, do consider one of DC Design Tours Virtual Tours.
Written 28 October 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind review! Looking forward to seeing you again, virtually or in person!
Written 29 October 2020
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Adrian P
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
Amazing Fall afternoon spent!
This is highly recommended to any design/history lover. We loved the mind-blowing history that has born some impact on all our lives, including historical homes of the inventor of the bottle cap as well as Jeff Bezos. Also, the variety of architectural styles represented in the tour was diverse and super interesting. Well done! (Advice: Learn the French names in pristine French!)
Written 22 October 2020
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Thanks so much! Will definitely work on the French pronunciation. :)
Written 26 October 2020
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gergema
Annandale, VA53 contributions
Who knew DC has it's own Spanish Steps?
Sep 2020
Great tour. Sam was knowledgeable, funny, and made the tour very interesting. Very safe-he wore a mask as did all of the participants. I've lived in the DC area many years and saw some things I had never known about. I will be back for his other tours.
Written 13 September 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with Sam around Dupont Circle, especially at the Spanish Steps. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 14 September 2020
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Everton R
1 contribution
Amazing way for architecture and history lovers to experience DC!
Jun 2020
I just moved to DC and, as an architecture lover, thought that taking a design tour would be a wonderful way to immediately see and learn more about the city I'll be calling home. I signed up for the Embassy Row and Dupont Circle tour with Sam, and it did not disappoint!

The tour route itself took us to many incredible sites in the neighborhood, and Sam told fascinating historical stories about each one. As a guide, he was gregarious and thoughtful. I was even 15 minutes late to the tour because I moved from California and my Google Calendar hadn't updated the time zone, but Sam called me to check in and waited until I got there to begin the tour. :)

A note about walking, time, and distance: the tour is two hours long, but most of the time is spent admiring the buildings while listening to the tour guide relay the history and stories behind them. You won't be walking for two hours!

Overall, I left feeling more knowledgeable about and attached to D.C., and I'll definitely be booking more tours with DC Design Tours in the near future!
Written 21 June 2020
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Thank you so much, Everton! Welcome to Washington DC, and hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 June 2020
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Really interesting and entertaining experience
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Great way to see and learn about Georgetown and it’s hidden gems!
This was our third tour in DC and by far the best one we have had. What a great experience seeing and learning so
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Highly recommend for anyone visiting or living in DC!
This is a fantastic tour! She merges history, architecture and current intrigue into a lovely story about the neig
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Fascinating and fun
We booked a private tour as part of a birthday celebration, and everyone loved it. Our guide Sam was fantastic--kno
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Fun & Interesting Urban Exploration
Great tour in historic Georgetown. We are locals and discovered many facts and stories we were not aware of. The
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The BEST Evening Walking tour of the Monuments and Memorials
We planned a D.C. trip for my 67th birthday and wanted to make the most of our visit. I thought a night walking to
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3rd Tour with DC Design Tours
We love playing tourist in our home town, and this tour introduced to the beautiful National Cathedral and surround
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Amazing Experience
This is a fantastic way to learn about DC and to take a moment to stop and appreciate the details as you learn abou
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Superb custom experience
We hired Carolyn for a private half-day tour and it was the best money spent! She customized the itinerary with us
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Veteran of THREE DC Design Tours and can't get enough!
As a history buff whose been on history tours across states and countries (Egypt, Italy, France, England, Turkey, J
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Walking tour of Cleveland Park. Who knew I.M.Pei designed a residence there?
I took the Cleveland Park Cherry Blossom Walking Tour. It replaced the tour at the Tidal Basin, which could not be
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Multiple uses all excellent
Our hotel has used this company several times for customized tours. Guides have always been excellent. They are n
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Fantastic tour, fantastic guide
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Amazing tour of the Embassies and locations around DuPont Circle. Sam gave a veritable smorgasbord of historical co
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Fantastic Tour for Tourists or Locals!
History, Beauty, Anecdotes, Surprises! What more could you want? Well, in addition - you are favored with Carol
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