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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour provided by DC Design Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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  • 1
    Dupont Circle
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Embassy Row
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Anderson House
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    The President Woodrow Wilson House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Spanish Steps
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    The Phillips Collection
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    The Phillips Collection
    1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The President Woodrow Wilson House
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Additional Info
  • 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 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
35Reviews
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Philip wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from CarolynMDC, Owner at Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Responded 16 Mar 2021
Thank you very much, Philip! I had a wonderful time exploring Embassy Row with you and your friends!
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Catherine wrote a review Mar 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from CarolynMDC, Owner at Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Responded 16 Mar 2021
Thanks so much, Catherine! Hope to see you all again soon!
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Weezie418 wrote a review Jan 2021
Baltimore, Maryland2 contributions
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
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from CarolynMDC, Owner at Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Responded 5 Feb 2021
Thank you very much for attending so many of our virtual tours! Looking forward to seeing you in person sometime soon. :)
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judy t. wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CarolynMDC, Owner at Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Responded 2 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for posting about our Millionaire's Row to Embassy Row virtual tour! Hope to see you at our next event!
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Pearl S wrote a review Oct 2020
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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
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CarolynMDC, Owner at Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Responded 29 Oct 2020
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!
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About the operator

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jhelenmartin
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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
Angeline K
Angeline K
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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
Sue R
Sue R
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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
Jackie L
Jackie L
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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
MigratingSwann
MigratingSwann
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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
tlacs
tlacs
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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
Terry D
Terry D
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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
TrumpWashingtonDC
TrumpWashingtonDC
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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
kahay1
kahay1
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Fantastic tour, fantastic guide
My mom and I decided to avoid the cherry blossom crowds at the Tidal Basin in DC this year, and opted instead for a
j_crotzer
j_crotzer
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Embassy Architecture Tour
Amazing tour of the Embassies and locations around DuPont Circle. Sam gave a veritable smorgasbord of historical co
JuliaP102119
JuliaP102119
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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
bcalcorn
bcalcorn
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Get to Know Georgetown - Famous Places & Famous People
Our group thoroughly enjoyed the Historical Georgetown Tour. Sam was our tour guide, and he was knowledgeable, eng
Lara M
Lara M
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Wonderful tour
We did a private Dupont Circle / Embassy Row tour with Sam and it did not disappoint. Despite having been born and
lynnkF3483AB
lynnkF3483AB
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As Always.... a wonderful tour!
Carolyn knows a lot about Georgetown architecture and shares it enthusiastically! She is full of details about the
sarahspeed2021
sarahspeed2021
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Deeply knowledgeable
Had such a wonderful tour, the guide was fun and humorous and we learned a ton! So glad we got to do this and will
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  • Duration: 2h
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