Washington DC Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour

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Experience Highlights

See the buildings of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row while learning about their architecture on this tour. This activity will take place with an expert guide and will last about 2 hours. Along the walking tour you will see some of Washington DC's most extravagant homes and buildings.

You will hear the history of the families who lived in this district during the Gilded Age. You will learn how they managed to build such luxurious homes, and how they have managed to stand the test of time.

  • Enjoy this tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, some of Washington DC's most historic neighbourhoods.
  • You'll be accompanied by an expert guide who will tell you all sorts of details and stories about the buildings you see.
  • You'll learn all sorts of architectural facts, but also stories about the families who lived in those homes.

What’s included

  • Architecture Tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row
  • Tourist guide

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Step by Step

Visit the historic and grand architecture-focused neighbourhoods of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row on this architecture-focused tour. These neighbourhoods are noted for their luxurious and opulent buildings, which you'll be able to appreciate thanks to an expert guide, who will accompany you during the approximately 2-hour experience.

You will learn about the different architectural styles on which the houses in these neighbourhoods are based, as well as the families who built them. Specifically, you will tour the neighbourhoods of the wealthiest families during the country's golden age.

These buildings look like monuments, one after the other, thanks to the detail and mastery with which they were built. Bear in mind that, because of the people who lived inside them, many of the country's most important decisions were made behind some of these doors.

The architectural styles you will see cover a wide range from neoclassicism to Beaux-Arts, all of which will be explained in detail during the visit. As for the buildings themselves, you will be able to see the home of the wealthiest couple in Washington DC, or the first museum of modern art in the United States.


· 265 Reviews
  • E
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    Our visit to DuPont was a wonderful birthday present for my husband.
  • C
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    My teenage grandson said it was his favorite thing we did.
  • K
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    The tour was fascinating and the guide was knowledgeable and charming. Well worth the money
  • C
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    The engaging stories of the original owners and later residents were a window into the diversity and power that occupied this area of town
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