FYIDC: Kalorama House Tour

by Editorial

Spend your Sunday exploring, experiencing, and admiring the culture and architecture of Embassy Row inside and out at the 27th Anniversary Kalorama House and Embassy Tour.

Residence of the Ambassador of the European Union to the US

The Woodrow Wilson House, in the heart of Embassy Row will open doors to several Washington Embassies and  private residences for the 27th Anniversary Kalorama House and Embassy Tour, Sunday, September 18th, from noon to 4 pm.

This long running tour offers an opportunity to visit sites of diplomatic entertaining and explore the many cultures represented by the official ambassadors from foreign countries residing in the Kalorama neighborhood. Unlike other “embassy tours,” also included on the day of the tour are some noteworthy private homes and the host site, Woodrow Wilson House, Washington’s only presidential museum.

Highlights of this year’s tour include the residences of the Ambassador of the European Union to the US, Ambassador of Colombia, Ambassador of Cyprus, and the Slovenian Embassy.

The residence of the Ambassador of Colombia was inspired by Chateau Balleroy, located in Normandy, France, it is a model of “coordinated eclecticism.” The spacious first level multi-use event room is the scene of many spectacular Washington charity balls. It also serves as a dining room, a gallery, a concert hall and is the perfect setting for salsa classes.

Residence of the Ambassador of Colombia

Tickets are available at for $40. Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted price of $35 each. Friends of the Woodrow Wilson House and National Trust for Historic Preservation Members are $35. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Please note that tickets will not be available for sale on tour day.

Additionally, a Pre-Tour Brunch Package is available for $75 and includes a seated brunch at 11 am at the landmark Whittemore House on Dupont Circle and your House and Embassy Tour ticket. There is a $5 discount for groups of ten or more.

For more information, please call Marie Danch at 202-387-4062 ext. 41228

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