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Architecture and People of Embassy Row

design walk

Architecture and People of Embassy Row

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
design walk

Architecture and People of Embassy Row

design walk

Architecture and People of Embassy Row

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We’ll stroll grand avenues and meander down side streets north and west of Dupont Circle, where elite Washingtonians built the District’s largest and finest homes from the Gilded Age through the Roaring Twenties. You’ll learn how the Great Depression cemented the neighborhood's identity as a consular zone, and hear the stories of the celebrities, diplomats, business titans, and political figures — including many Presidents — who have called it home. I’ll also tell you about the architects, designers and builders of the sites we visit, and make connections to their other notable works within DC and beyond.

Your host

James

James

I'm a journalist covering development, preservation and related issues within DC. I love showing people around the District — especially the neighborhoods beyond Washington's monumental core.

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Where you'll be

We’ll start at the fountain at the center of Dupont Circle and visit the Sheridan Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods below the U.S. Naval Observatory, where the Vice Presidential residence is located.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We’ll mostly be walking outside, so dress comfortably for the season. Shorts are fine; sleeveless shirts may be too casual for some places we’ll visit. Comfortable shoes are vital.
James
Architecture and People of Embassy Row
2 reviews
$41/person
2 reviews
$41/person