Meet People - See Places - Learn Things - Have Fun - with one of our signature events of the year - the Around the World Embassy Open House! More than 40 embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents on Saturday, May 5. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries.
The advantage of coming with us is that we’ve participated in this event many times and can guide you through the crowds to visit the best locations. We’ll also hand out our Meetup name stickers so you can meet people, tell who is in our group, and remember the names of your fellow embassy travelers.
This event is open to the public and all are welcome including individuals, couples, groups and children. No tickets are required - just show up. Although signing up helps us determine attendance and allows you to stay informed of event updates.
Guests are free to come along with us in a “buffet-style” event, visiting the embassies we select, or venture off on their own since there will be over 40 embassies open. Participants are also free to arrive and depart whenever they like.
Weather: This event is mostly indoors and will take place rain (which will reduce the crowds) or shine.
If you would like to join our “Washington, DC History & Culture” group we’ve divided our day by visiting thee separate clusters of embassies - join us for just one or two clusters or all three. Within each cluster we can then potentially sub-divide into smaller groups to visit the embassies of most interest and/or with the shortest lines. Throughout the day look for people wearing our Meetup name stickers, which we’ll hand out.
Cluster #1 - Massachusetts Avenue / Embassy Row
Japan, Turkey, Belize, etc.
Meeting Times & Places: 8:00 - 8:30 at Krispy Kreme (1350 Connecticut Ave NW), 8:45 - 9:00 at the Dupont Circle North Metro Station exit (Connecticut Ave/20th St/Q St. NW) or afterwards at the embassies.
Cluster #2 Van Ness / UDC
Cameroon, Kosovo, Panama, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc.
Meeting Times & Places: 12:00 at the Van Ness / UDC Metro station - east side of Connecticut or afterwards at the embassies.
Cluster #3 - Foggy Bottom
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uruguay, etc.
Meeting Times & Places: 3:00 at the Foggy Bottom Metro station street-level exit or afterwards at the embassy.
Follow the Discussion on our Facebook & Meetup Pages:
Cultural Tourism DC - Embassy Open House Web Site:
Be appreciative and respectful of your embassy hosts at all times!
Bring your id and be prepared for potential airport style security screenings
Wear comfortable walking shoes
Observe traffic signs and signals
Free food is often available but is sometimes accompanied by lengthy lines - paid food options with shorter lines are often a good investment to save time
Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.
We look forward to seeing you - thanks!
Saturday, May. 512:45 pm - 7:45 pm