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White House

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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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I've never taken the time to go inside, as it is a very arduous task, that you need to plan to start 6 months in advance of your trip. From the outside, though, you can see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've never taken the time to go inside, as it is a very arduous task, that you need to plan to start 6 months in advance of your trip. From the outside, though, you can see the center of American, and world politics. You'll be amazed at the size of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing visit to white House, to see the Monuments for All the past presidents from the first president of the United States. The Architecture engineers who did a great job on the roofing inside the Building it is tremendous fantastic job. The warm welcoming you can not expect, briefing and insite tour. I visited the White House... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you plan to visit the White House and would like to see the inside you will need to apply and get clearance this process and take a few months. So do your home work before you travel if a inside the White House is on your bucket list!

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had booked tickets for July 1th, and got the excellent news from The First Lady on Instagram the same morning, that after a 40 years' ban on photography, it was finally allowed to take pictures when inside. The self guided tour is interesting in itself, and you are able to see a lot of art and paintings. On top... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We've toured palaces all over the world, so when we finally got the chance to tour the White House I was thrilled. What I enjoyed most was the fact that it is somehow less extravagant and more "democratic" than most of the palaces we've seen in Europe, and this is fitting. I don't know how I would feel if the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Even though they had extra security (due to the security breech) we still managed to get up close and take good pics.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If interested to see inside the house I should say somehow impossible as it takes 6 month waiting list. The only attraction to me after taking picture from the streets around was sitting in the park in the evening and watching the firefly. It was amazing which they make the entire park bright and spectacular.

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The queuing system was excellent and well managed with timed tickets. However, it was much small than I expected so a quick trip round and we were left thinking 'Is that it?'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Though there's not enough freedom to do what one would like around the White House (understandably so...) I will say just being in the vicinity of it was a pretty cool experience! There are White House tours and I plan on doing one, one day! If you can't do a tour, at least make it to Pennsylvania Ave and catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure and research the North and South Lawn sides of the White House before your visit. The first day we accidentally came upon the South lawn of the White House. We thought this was an awesome view until we stumbled the next day upon the North side with a much closer and better view! The White House was awesome!... More 

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Address: Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500
Phone Number: 202-208-1631
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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