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Stretching along Massachusetts Avenue from DuPont Circle to the National Cathedral, Embassy Row is home to 175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions.Full of rich history and beautiful architecture, each of the embassies is housed in elaborate and historic mansions once owned by Washington's elite.
 
Stroll through this exclusive, tree-lined neighborhood and learn about its people and the forces that shaped it - wealth, power, intrigue, scandals, curses and political assassinations. Explore it all through many of the city tours that take you through this foreign diplomatic community. The Georgetown Inn is located less than a mile from Embassy Row and the tree-lined stroll Wisconsin Avenue, where you'll find the Russian Embassy. View an Embassy map here.
Embassy Row Fun Facts of Washington Hotel

Embassy Row Fun Facts

  • Embassy Row was once the home of Al Gore, now The Fairfax.
  • Original owner of the Hope Diamond Evalyn Walsh McLean, lived on Embassy Row. She would keep the infamous diamond at her home during the day, but had it transported to a safe deposit box each night.
  • The Marble Fountain at DuPont Circle is a tribute to the art of ocean navigation. The three nude figures featured in the design represent the sea, the stars and the wind.
  • Embassy Row is the home of the Woodrow Wilson House. It is the only presidential museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Considered Washington's premier residential address in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Massachusetts Avenue became known for its numerous mansions and gained the nickname "Millionaires' Row".
  • The Great Depression caused many to sell their homes on the high socialite stretch. The expansive old estates proved well-suited for use as embassies, and also as lodges of social clubs, giving Embassy Row its present name and identity.