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In DC: 28th Annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour Sunday, September 15, 2013, noon – 5pm

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The President Woodrow Wilson House, located in the heart of Embassy Row, will open the doors to several Washington Embassies and outstanding private residences for the 28th Annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from noon until 5:00 pm.

The Andrew Mellon Building is a newly added gem to the lineup of glamorous buildings in this year’s Kalorama House and Embassy Tour. Originally an upscale apartment complex built in 1915, the Andrew Mellon Building has been preserved over the years by its current owner, the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The tour will be the last chance to see the Mellon Building as home to the National Trust, before the NTHP moves to new headquarters at the end of the year.

Tips from the editor (whose attended several times):

There is basically no parking in non event times in this residential neighborhood so that is particularly an issue during the tour. The walk from the Dupont Circle is fairly long plus the area has a lot of hills to go up and down. Some of the properties have stairs. This is not a tour for the faint of heart or anyone who has difficulty walking – wear comfortable, practical shoes.  Once you get back into the area of some of the residences cabs are NOT cruising by. You will need to get out to a main street or have their number in your phone so you can call to be picked up. But in spite of all that the tour is wonderful and all the properties worth seeing. MG

About the Event

Long the home of diplomats, congressmen and “Captains of Industry”, the Kalorama neighborhood offers a mix of many cultures and architectural gems.  The tour features a rare glimpse into several of Kalorama’s most beautiful homes, including the elegant residence of the Ambassador of Austria, the recently redecorated residence of the Ambassador of Portugal, the bright and modern Embassy of Slovenia, and the President Woodrow Wilson House currently celebrating the centennial of Wilson’s Presidency.

Embassy of Slovenia
Embassy of Slovenia

A pre-tour brunch is available for an additional fee, hosted at the luxurious Mansion on O Street.  Designed in by US Capitol architect Edward Clark, the Mansion incorporates leftover tiles and wood from the Capitol.  The pre-tour brunch is always a sell-out; be sure to buy tickets early. 

Proceeds benefit The President Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site.

Tour tickets, $35 in advance

Brunch & Tour tickets, $75 (advance only)

Patrons tickets, $150  (includes two tickets and a special Patrons’ Reception)

NTHP member and Group Discounts available.

Metro: Dupont Circle Red Line           Bus: N6


For tickets or more information, visit or email

About The President Woodrow Wilson House

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, and the museum’s 50th year as a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The President Woodrow Wilson House offers an intimate look at the life and legacy of our 28th President, Nobel Peace Prize winner and world statesman. Showcasing the life, internationalism, leadership and public service of President Wilson, the House tells a complex story of our cultural heritage and the rich legacy of a visionary leader in the surroundings of personal objects from the White House, family items and exquisite Gifts of State from around the world.

Two miles northwest of the White House, near the intersection of S and 24th streets in Embassy Row; a 15-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station.

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