Dark Side of Embassy Row & Dupont Circle (Adults Only)
Interested in a different view of Washington, DC? Join us as we venture through the downtown streets on our Dupont Circle Walking Tour tour discussing stories of the dark side and forgotten tales. From curses and assassinations at the embassies to the home of the accidental inventor of the electric chair. These shrouded mansions built and then abandoned by millionaires were once lived in by wild women and philandering men.
We’ll see talk about sites long lost to guidebooks and see the remnants of the bygone era. The mansions turned embassies, City Beautiful public works walked by, and the old call boxes that became obsolete with modern technology.
For a family friendly and more historic version, take the daytime Historic Embassy Row & Dupont Circle Walking Tour. We do not recommend taking both.
Sights we may see on the Dark Side of Dupont Circle Walking tour:
- Attempted and Assassinations of Mitchell Palmer, Orlando Letelier, Ronald Regan
- Curse of the Hope Diamond at the Indonesian Embassy
- George Westinghouse’s affiliation with the electric chair
- “House of Truth”
- Original Mean Girls: Evalyn Walsh Mclean, Alice Roosevelt, Cissy Patterson, Alice Pike Barney and their historic mansions.
…and much more!
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
Where: Meet your guide at the fountain in the center of Dupont Circle. Look for your tour guide in orange.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Total walking is about 1.5 mile (2,4km).
Cost: Though our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis due to high demand coupled with high no-show rates, we must charge a $3 booking fee for our Adults Only Embassy Row tours. Refunds will be processed for cancellations of 24 hours or more.