Washington, D.C., embassies are plentiful and represent over 170 foreign nations. Those looking for a certain Washington, D.C., embassy may want to consult online resources to obtain the correct address, hours and other details on it. There are numerous embassies here from Sweden to Afghanistan and Bahamas to Portugal.
A prime spot for Embassies in Washington, D.C., is known as Embassy Row, which is an informal name for the area. This is a spot where many of the embassies are located and in heavy concentration. The general area is Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. with Thomas Circle and Ward Circle. Most of them are located from Scott Circle and Wisconsin Avenue. Many others are not far from Dupont Circle, while you can also locate them in Georgetown.
There are a number of highly regarded embassies along Embassy Row. One that attracts a lot of attention is the British Embassy. This embassy sits not far from the United States Naval Observatory. The British Embassy takes after the style of a country house in England, and it’s set in the style of architecture known as Queen Anne.
Beyond just embassies, the Embassy Row area of town has an interesting history. It was long known as the spot for well-heeled residents in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Millionaires Row was said to be from Scott Circle to Sheridan Circle at this time. The area suffered during the Great Depression, and many people sold their homes here. After World War II is when the area started to see embassies gravitate toward the area. The old estates and homes of the area proved to be useful for embassy locations. These former row houses and estates are quite beautiful and well worth walking along the street to gaze at these beautiful buildings.