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Embassy Row

Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #97 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went trick or treating along embassy row with our kiddos. Although it is mostly college students during Halloween, it's still really neat to go to all the embassies, learn about their cultures, and visit multiple continents in a single afternoon.

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I now at the hotel, this is my second night. I am up now freezing in my room. The hotel is undergoing major renovation and they did not say that on their website. -Hotel water is not working -The reception desk did not answer the phone for 30 min - The staff seems like they don't really care -There is... More

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Perth, Australia
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124 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Whilst in the Trolly Bus just be aware of the number of Embassies that you will pass when you travel down Massachusetts Avenue from Scott Circle toward Observatory Circle. There are 180 Embassies in Washington.

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Reston, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Washington DC has so many embassies, perhaps for every country in the world? There are various parts of DC with embassies but these pictures are from around Dupont Circle. I love the row house architecture which houses most embassies. A highlight was finding the statue of Gandhi in front of the Embassy of India.

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Manila, Philippines
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204 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is interesting to drive down Embassy Row to see how the different countries try to represent themselves in Washington. Aside from their flags, they do try to be unique. For example, the British Embassy has a red phone booth in front, just like the ones in London. Brazil has a very modern looking building. Côte d'Ivoire has a statue... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Whenever I'm in DC I love walking through and around Embassy row which is an architectural adventure especially for someone from the Western U.S. There are gorgeous buildings everywhere along the leafy streets. That said I wouldn't recommend it for children who are likely to get bored. It's not too far from DuPont Circle which has lots of tasty restaurants.

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Toronto, Canada
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264 reviews 264 reviews
90 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Embassy Row is the colloquial term used for the section of Massachusetts Ave. from Dupont Circle to Rock Creek. Almost every building on this stretch is an embassy. Test your knowledge of foreign flags before getting closer to read whose it is. Good luck. As a general rule of thumb, the more impoverished the country, the grander the mansion housing... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

While looking at the outside of embassies is slightly interesting, keep an eye open for the even more interesting occasional open house celebrations at embassies in DC. For example, "Passport DC" organizes a yearly event with tours of up to 70 embassies. The tours might include music, art, or even a free sample of food from the hosting embassies. These... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Walk around this neighbourhood and admire the houses/embassies. Very quaint and beautiful. We visited on a sunny morning and it was delightful. How we wished we lived in one of these houses.

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sarasota FL
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217 reviews 217 reviews
59 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What fun to see all the flags of different countries on these beautiful mansions. We parked near DuPont Circle and did a lovely walk looking at the different homes/embassies. It was a lovely walk in the springtime.

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