Embassy Row
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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
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Anne O
Argyle, TX3,782 contributions
Apr 2022
After enjoying lunch in Georgetown, we walked to Massachusetts Avenue to view the foreign embassies. So many and so different in size and style. I wish we could have seen the inside of each one. It's a pleasant and scenic walk and we actually made it to the Naval Observatory before heading back to Georgetown.
Written May 9, 2022
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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX278 contributions
Nov 2020
We enjoyed walking Mass Ave on a pretty fall day. Some interesting architecture, fun to guess the country just by looking at the flags. If you've been to DC before and are looking for something new, this may be a good fit on a nice day.
Written November 27, 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,765 contributions
Jan 2020
The Embassy Row is located along Massachussets Avenue where embassies of foreign countries are located. The architectures of these embassy buildings are beautiful and ornate. There are also some hotels, private homes and residence of the Vice President of the United States located along this avenue.

It is uphill here so be prepared for this if you plan to walk, otherwise, driving is a better option!
Written January 11, 2020
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
DuPont Circle is the area where Embassies around the world are located. Embassy Row known by locals and visitors is mainly Massachusetts Avenue from DuPont Circles going up toward Wisconsin Avenue (up to 23 street) and R Street at Sheridan Circle. Visitors can also walk back on S street to see another layers of Embassies and Residences. Many Embassies acquired old homes in DuPont Circle area for their Embassies. This is the great way to see old homes with interesting architectures and features and to learn about the neighborhood. The area is served by many metro buses and the Metro red line. In addition, it is another way to learn about various countries in the world by identifying the flags and the diplomatic license plates.
Written December 5, 2016
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MikeInUSA
USA221 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
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 tours are very popular so get an early start in the day in hopes of avoiding the long lines. The Embassy Series is another group that offers a series of classical music concerts at embassies for a reasonable fee. I have not yet been to the free Tango dance lessons at the Embassy of Argentina, but that this just another example of the great activities at embassies in DC.
Written May 17, 2014
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itsmyturnow
Washington DC, DC128 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
NYC doesn't have this: many of the embassies open their doors to the public on two weekends in May. Last week was the non EU embassies. This week was the EU ones. Last week we went to Egypt, Malaysia, Haiti, Korea; this week we went to Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark. The only major disappointment was Italy, where we waited over an hour to wait in line again for pizza (for a fee) and espresso in paper cups (for a fee)...very little of the wonderful Italian culture was on display, although there were fabulous Italian cars on the grounds. Wear good walking shoes; although there are buses there are often waits for them.
Written May 13, 2013
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b0b55russell
Orillia, Canada1,262 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
Did four different embassys tours today and the France/Germany line up was fourty five minutes long. Looked at the different displays and sampled different foods. Toured Spain and Russia and getting into their embassy was much easier. Again different culture things to see and food sampling. Some embassies even have free give a ways. Taking the different free buses to the diffferent locations aare good and timely. However the success of the embaassy tours appears to be causing longer line ups and in my my opinion needs to be addressed by extending the hours of touring!
Written May 11, 2013
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S O
Potomac, MD4 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The Embassy Open House by Cultural Tourism is an amazing experience overall. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit several Embassies in one day and experience the culture of the countries. HOWEVER, be prepared to wait in long lines for up to 2 1/2 hours. Expect large crowds. Think Disney. Use common sense, NOT recommended to bring small children who will not wait in long lines or people who can not stand for hours. The staff at the Embassies are extremely hospitable as are most visitors. Please do not be one of the rude ugly people who think they can cut the line with 6 of their best friends (I'm just making a second line) or cut the line and pass food back to their friends or jay walk against the light then hit cars with their fists because they are mad that cars are not expecting them to step into the crosswalk as they drive....There are a few in every crowd who ruin it for everyone else.
Written May 12, 2018
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Natasha F
9 contributions
Jul 2017
I started at the bottom of the hill which was exhausting to walk up while all of the end with you on the street are incredible. Begin at the naval observatory with the vice President lives ( I think we saw him drive-by ) and as you go down the hill on the left is a Khalil Gebran memorial. Definitely check it out.
Written July 23, 2017
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Brellie
Washington DC, DC1,246 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
All the countries of the world that the US recognizes have an embassy in DC. The security around each embassy is very tight. It is very interesting to see the different people coming and going from the embassy including those dressed in their native attire.
Written January 8, 2017
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