By: Paulina Lam
On Saturday, May 5, more than 40 embassies will be opening its doors to the public for the annual Around the World Embassy Tour. The Tour is among the first signature events of Passport DC, a month of cultural celebrations in the District. From 10 – 4 p.m., come join the embassies and learn about different cultures. The open house tour will feature cultural food, music, art, and dance. Admission is FREE, and reservations are not required.
Street parking will be limited, but a complimentary shuttle service will be available. There will be three different bus routes that begin and end at Dupont Circle, between Massachusetts Ave. and P St., NW. (Map of Embassies & Shuttle Routes)
For a little break, stop by the MHz Networks lounge tents along the embassies. They will be having give-a-ways!
For a souvenir, buy a 5th Anniversary Passport DC Souvenir Passport for $5. Get your passport stamped at each embassy you visit. You can purchase a souvenir passport across the street from the Dupont Circle info booth, in front of Colonial Parking lot.
While visiting the embassies, be on the lookout for featured artwork by notable women artists. Some of the embassies are also celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Tip: Many embassies will require photo ID for admission!