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Department of State

2201 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20522-0099
+1 202-647-3241
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2201 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20522-0099
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+1 202-647-3241
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 16 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 16 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 13 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 23 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 6 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

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I am an antique and architecture lover, so I loved this 45 minute tour! You need to reserve in advance for the 45 minute tour at the state department website. easy walking access from foggy bottom metro.

1  Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My family and I recently had a tour here arranged through our Congressional office. I wouldn't say that you see anything earth shattering, but it is interesting. Our tour guide Chic also worked really hard to make the tour interesting for our 10 year old...More

2  Thank gmaj_05
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Can I bring in a purse?
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.