Gilded Age opulent mansions and grand embassies line the streets of one of Washington DC's most fashionable neighborhoods-- Dupont Circle. On a two hour walking tour, we'll stroll along Embassy Row and see some of the city's most impressive properties. We'll discuss the stories and scandals that helped shape the Nation behind the doors of the District's most extravagant homes.
Carolyn and Sam of DC Design Tours are two history buff architecture nerds with a passion for story telling! Carolyn is a former architect and life-long lover of all things brick and mortar. She prefers to talk about buildings than draw them. The District has been her home since 2006, and when not guiding, you can find her counting columns at the National Building Museum (there are 152) and traipsing through Rock Creek National Park. Sam is an enthusiast for architectural design, history, and talking a mile a minute. Originally from the Bluegrass State, he's a full fledged Washingtonian now.
We'll begin in the namesake of the neighborhood, Dupont Circle. Strolling down Embassy Row, we'll take in the lavish mansions of Washington's Gilded Age elite, discussing politicians, society ladies, diplomats, and captains of industry. Past Woodrow Wilson's post-presidency home, down the Spanish Steps, to the home of FDR, and a local landmark neighbors have dubbed the "The Hobbit House". We'll wrap up outside one of the best hidden gems in DC.