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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500
Phone Number: 202-208-1631
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is...
One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.
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Book in advance, a must-see

This isn't something I'd ever do again, but I think it's a definite must, because come on- it's the White House! Ask the SS questions!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Riverton, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This isn't something I'd ever do again, but I think it's a definite must, because come on- it's the White House! Ask the SS questions!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Unless you book a tour 6 months in advance all you can see is the perimeter. This is still worth a look. Beautiful architecture on immaculate grounds.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had my friend, a wife of a Thai Ambassador get White House Tour for me and my husband. We only got to see the 1st and 2nd floors but it was worth it! The whole tour only takes about 45 minutes and the secret service people stationed in the different rooms were very knowledgable and helpful! Once inside you... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great to see where our leader lives. It was closer to the street then I had imaged and was smaller then I thought it would be. For the best pictures stand back by the statue in Lafayette Park. You will get to photo the whole house at once and you will be taking your picture over all the peoples head.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights to do during our trip just to say we’d done it. It was a long wait, have to request tickets through your congressman early, they say minimum 90 days so plan ahead. Well worth it though. Very crowded, very busy, but it was totally worth it. It’s the White House! FYI, they have all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

OK, seeing where Barack and Michelle call home is cool. But the best part of the WH is looking at it from the street. The inside - not so much. Here's how our tour went down. The National Park Service representative suggested a six month advance reservation. WOW! We thought this must be good. So we had high expectations when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My son took a photo on his zoom camera of the security guard looking through his telescope on the roof. I think this was one of the highlights of his trip. Amazing architecture.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, lovely garden, of course you are able just to spent 3 minutes outside of it, even because you can't get closer... i

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Allentown
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Good if you are willing to spend a half hour in security to see 5 rooms in the blistering heat. This could have been way better. All you see is the Red, Blue and Green rooms as well as the State Dining Room. Waiting 6 months for 10 minutes is ok for a group, but for 2 or 3 people,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Sure its just a white house viewed from the street. But to be there standing in front of the most iconic building in the entire world is truly awe-inspiring. Lots of tourists happy to take pics of each other. Also good views to be had at the rear of the building and I definitely recommend whilst in Washington making the... More 

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