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Department of State

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2201 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20522-0099
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour needs to be booked on their website well in advance, but it is definitely worth the trouble! The rooms are beautiful and full of history, and I highly recommend it!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too many folks know about the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State. The rooms are used for entertaining and are filled with 18th and 19th century furniture and paintings. All the rooms are beautiful in their own way and have features to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I registered for the US Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms tour twice, as the first confirmed tour was cancelled the day before my flight departure due to “events planned after your request was made or other security requirements within the building”. As such, I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

we were pretty disspaointed in this tour.We got there 20 minutes early and there was armed security all over the front entrance.They told us to wait outside for the rest of the tour.only 2 other people showed up which i should have taken that as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shark70
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Incredible collection of American furniture from the 17-18th Centuries. The displaces in the formal reception rooms on the 8th floor, are magnificent, beautiful and treasures of our history. The 45 minute tour takes you to this "museum" in the State Department building will not disappoint...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank A
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We got a private tour of 7 diplomat rooms used by the Vice-President and Secretary through our Senators office. Incredible historical items and collections in each room. Mostly furniture, Chiba and portraits but all very old. Interesting fact is that all the ornate items are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stevenhT1980VU
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is an often-overlooked treasure! If you are visiting DC, take time to schedule a visit using the on-line tour request forms on the Dept. of State website.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank smmbkw
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We were on visit as many TV show locations and this ticked another We weren’t able to visit inside as overseas visitors but still was a fun location

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 617collinm
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Probably the finest display of American antique furniture and paintings... stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informed docent!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jill D
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I didn't know that visitors were allowed at the Department of State until I saw it listed on my Congressman's website. So I booked a tour through the Department of State's tour office (which was very easy) and they confirmed it the same day. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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27 September 2017|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, these tours only allow a certain number of people per tour per day. Please take the time to arrange the tour, they are well worth the scheduling hurdles!
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.