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.
A guided walking tour as well as any customized planning. Opportunities to visit inside the Embassy of Indonesia/Walsh Mansion, Society of the Cincinnati/Anderson House, and/or Woodrow Wilson House.
*For the Embassy of Indonesia, I must notify the embassy at least ONE week in advance of your intended visit. I will also need the full names of those in your party so as to submit for security purposes. Tours are ONLY provided on weekdays (ideally the best times are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm). A government-issued ID (e.g. driver's license, passport) is required for entry.
*Anderson House - Free admission; tours starting 15 minutes past each hour and lasts for approximately one hour. Open Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm and Sun 12pm - 4pm
*Wilson House - Paid admission; hour-long tours starting every top of the hour with the first tour at 10 am and the last tour at 3 pm. Open Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm (Mar - Dec), and Fri - Sun 10am - 4pm (Jan - Feb).
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
Transportation (e.g. Metro, taxi, Uber), refreshments and/or meals, entrance fees (if necessary), souvenirs, and other personal items.
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.