Stroll along Massachusetts Avenue with a Private Guide (and "Diplo-brat")
Who would have guessed that this area formerly known as "Slash Run, " doted with slaughterhouses, tidal marsh, and farmer's patches would emerge as one of D. C. 's most fashionable neighborhoods, replete with marble and sandstone Beaux-Arts style mansions, once homes to the "Nouveau Riche" of the Gilded Age, which had once been just a hypothetical spot on Pierre L'Enfant's original design for the city? Today, many of these buildings sit on pieces of foreign soil and serve as chanceries of various embassies and residences of foreign ambassadors as well as the headquarters for several private organizations. It is the scene of many cocktails, dinners, meetings, and interesting exchanges of international experiences characteristic of the lifestyle in Washington. Let's take a walk around the world and see D. C. 's international side.
Sights we may cover, see, talk about along the way (rain or shine):
Dupont Circle Memorial Fountain
Alice Roosevelt House
*Embassy of Indonesia / Walsh Mansion
*Society of the Cincinnati / Anderson House
Embassies (e. g. India, Ireland, Chile, Greece, Croatia, Latvia, Romania, Estonia, Luxembourg, Bahamas, etc. )
Ambassador's Residences (e. g. Turkey, Egypt, Philippines, Ireland, Netherlands, etc. )
*Woodrow Wilson House
and more. . .
*Can go inside for docent-led tours. Embassy of Indonesia is only on weekdays. Anderson House is closed on Mondays. Wilson House is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Outside of the Dupont Circle Metro Station (South entrance along 19th Street, NW, next to Panera Bread and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts)
End location: Outside of the Dupont Circle Metro Station (North entrance along 20th Street and Q Street, NW)
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Usually this is the standard length of time, but can be adjusted.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Snacks and/or drinks
Admission to the Woodrow Wilson House (if desired):
$10 Adults; $8 Seniors (62 and Above); $5 Students; Children under age 12 - free
I am not a driver. I do not have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License). I can accompany you in your vehicle or we can use the city's Metro subway system or Uber.