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Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire
Embassy of Peru

Around the World Embassy Tour 2015 returns May 2!
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Photos from the 2014 Around the World Embassy Tour Photos from the 2014 Around the World Embassy Tour


We expect more than 50 embassies to open their doors to DC visitors and residents. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries.  Visitors have been treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations.

Participating embassies for 2015

Guatemala, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Mexican Cultural Institute, NepalBahrain, Haiti, Nicaragua, AzerbaijanVenezuela,Ukraine, Belize, Botswana, Ethiopia, IndonesiaBangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, Argentina, South Africa and Bolivia. 

What You Need to Know What You Need to Know

  • All embassies are open from 10am to 4pm, unless otherwise noted.
  • Admission is free. Reservations are not required.
  • Street parking is available but difficult at many embassy locations.
  • Many embassies are within walking distance of the Dupont Circle and Van Ness Metrorail stations. Click here for tips and recommendations.
  • Many embassies require photo ID for admission.
  • Embassies on International Drive are larger and often have shorter lines than those on Embassy Row.
  • Follow @DCCulture and #PassportDC on Twitter for updates about lines, exciting activities, and other breaking news.

For more tips, visit our Culture Communiqué blog,


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