**REGISTRATION FOR THIS TOUR IS FULL** (4/25/2014)
Attendees will travel by Metro to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the Department of State, which are used for official functions hosted by the Secretary of State and other government officials. The Diplomatic Rooms hold a premier collection of early 18th and 19th century American furniture, paintings and decorative arts, and are reputed to be one of the top ten collections from the time of our country’s founding and of its formative years. The museum-caliber collection boasts more than 5,000 objects from the period of 1750-1825. Participants will be treated to a tour of the rooms and their objects which include portraits, landscape paintings, and American Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture, furniture by John Townsend and John Goddard of Newport, Rhode Island, and silver by Paul Revere and many other exquisite objects.
Please note: Because no transportation is being furnished for this tour, participants will pay only for Metro transportation. A second tour which includes a visit to the Federal Reserve Board and to the Diplomatic Rooms at the Department of State on Monday, May 5 will travel by bus. Costs associated with the May 5 tour cover bus transportation. No Social Security numbers will be collected for the May 2 tour.
Maximum Participants: 20
Fee: Free, except cost of metro transportation
Transportation: Participants on this tour will take Metro, and will walk approximately ½ mile to and from Metro and the Department of State for this tour. The smartrip metro fare is $2.10 each way. Paper metro card is $3.10 each way. Please meet the tour shepherd near the shoe shine stand in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to departure.