"Nations of the world" Embassy Row Tip by rexvaughan

Embassy Row, Washington D.C.: 5 reviews and 17 photos

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  • Gandhi - Washington D.C.
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What is now known as Embassy Row was once a n avenue of mansions housing many Washington socialites including the Walsh family who were the last private owners of the Hope Diamond. Such mansions suited very well the needs of the diplomatic community for housing that symbolized status so after the early part of the 20th C this transition was effected. Unfortunately most are no longer (since 9/11) open to the public due to security concerns. However, this is a nice neighborhood to stroll through, admire the extravagant homes and see how many of the flags you can identify. Just as you start up Massachusetts Avenue from Dupont Circle you will see a statue of Gandhi dedicated in June, 2000, and was erected by the Indian-American community and the Indian government. It stands across from the Indian Embassy near Dupont Circle.

Directions: The portion of Massachusetts Avenue from Dupont Circle to Observatory Circle.
Phone: +1 202-467-9300
Website: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/washington-dc-walking-tour-2/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2006
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