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Department of State

2201 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20522-0099
+1 202-647-3241
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US$400.00*
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Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC
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US$49.00*
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
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2201 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20522-0099
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour of the State Department reception rooms must be booked in advance. The contrast between the entrance to the State Dept. building and the reception rooms is mind boggling. Anyone interested in the historical figures from the birth of the US will be awed...More

Thank Whimsee
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I had no idea what this even was till my friend suggested we do it while in DC. I only gave it a 4 because if you don't have a lot of time I would skip it. However, if you are in town for a...More

1  Thank Kirstie N
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Arranged this through our Congressman. Not sure what to expect but they basically took you around the diplomatic reception rooms. Interesting artifacts but the tour guide was a pretty slow and not that interesting. The State Dept security followed us closely the whole time and...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

What a treat to discover the hidden treasures sequestered away on the top level of the State Department! Beautifully decorated rooms with some of the oldest furniture and artwork of America. Fascinating for history or art buffs. The guide was extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

What a surprising treasure. Request this tour from your senators office and you will be given a date at time. Report about 10 minutes early and be prepared to show id and leave bulky items in the lobby along with your coats. Peek inside the...More

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The tour was interesting. You would see a beautiful furniture, fine china, and other art objects. You need an advance reservation to get there.

Thank 649,001
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This tour takes you to the diplomatic receiving rooms on the top floor of the State Department in DC. It shows the rooms and artifacts therein, with an emphasis on the furniture styles, architecture and paintings. Not the most interesting stuff for teens but outstanding...More

Thank furie124
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I had never had a tour of the State Department so I added this to the list. I was hoping for learning more about the work of the State Department and seeing those kinds of things, similar to a Pentagon tour I had received in...More

Thank Norm B
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad that we were able to get this tour. It is surprisingly beautiful and the staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank Rene' S
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The State Department gives tours of the formal rooms on the eight floor where diplomatic receptions and dinners take place. A tour can be arranged for groups (or if you know someone who works at the Department they can arrange it. All of the furnishings...More

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Shigahiga
4 May 2015|
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Response from eer1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be checked and X-rayed, but you can have it with you. You will be accompanied at all times by the docent and guards.
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