US Department of State, Washington DC

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  • August 7, 2017
    I had no idea what this even was till my friend suggested we do it while in DC. I only gave it a 4 because if you don't have a lot of time I would skip it. However, if you are in town for a while or h...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    Arranged this through our Congressman. Not sure what to expect but they basically took you around the diplomatic reception rooms. Interesting artifacts but the tour guide was a pretty slow and not tha...  more »
  • May 24, 2017
    What a treat to discover the hidden treasures sequestered away on the top level of the State Department! Beautifully decorated rooms with some of the oldest furniture and artwork of America. Fascinati...  more »
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  • April 8, 2017
    Mr. Rex Tillerson is doing a great job. And so is Mr. James Applegate ( NK Desk). - Thanks. Gene
  • April 23, 2017
    President Donald Trump has failed to pay my Federal Salary! And also provide secret service protection i could be murdered! I am Prince Maurcella on Instagram The First Son of President John F Kennedy...Please Help S.O.S.
  • June 15, 2017
    Its 2017. Why do I have to go all the way back home to find my check book that I haven't used in years, dust it off, and come back to a local office so I can pay for a passport with a check. Get with the program. Figure out a way to accept cash or credit people.
  • November 22, 2015
    My favorite tour in DC. The 8th floor is the reception rooms for foreign heads of state. Museum pieces at every turn from the table used at the signing of the treaty of Paris to original portraits of George Washington. Reserve through your congress person.
  • September 19, 2013
    I went on a tour of the Diplomatic Reception Room recently. It was an overall nice experience. The reception room is very nice and has many wonderful artifacts. However, the tour ran a little dry at times. But it is a nice tour for anyone who is interested.

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