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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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Great place for a group photo!

We stopped there last week on our way to the Capitol Building as we wanted our students to see this iconic monument located in the heart of DC. The building is beautiful and so is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped there last week on our way to the Capitol Building as we wanted our students to see this iconic monument located in the heart of DC. The building is beautiful and so is the grounds that surround it. There is also this lady who has been protesting there for over 30 years while sitting in a tent 24/7.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

You just have to see it. My boys were not impressed by it's size or grandeur but there were a few demonstraters out front. One man was shouting in a bull horn. I was rather annoyed that he was disrupting the peaceful atmosphere. My teenage son said "I would rather be a little annoyed by that shouting than have that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

House is smaller than one would think. Just a big mansion. Many colored rooms and near dining halls. Only one visit is needed to come here. Very historical. Neat to see first hand in person.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe if we had been able to plan in advance and stay in DC long enough to get a real tour f the White House my rating would be higher. We took an Old Town Trolley tour and ended up having to rush at the end in order to catch the train back to Annapolis at a specific time. We... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

we wrote to our congressman and were able to get tickets for a white house tour. we waited in the security line for an hour and a half....which was nuts! Our tour time was 1:30 and we did not get into the white house until 3pm. You get to see a hallway, the front door and maybe 4 rooms. It... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I wished we had more time, but the time we had allowed us to walk the perimeter of the property. Was cool to see it in person. You can get some great photo's. I would recommend a city tour with a guide, as we saw several giving tours and they seemed to have great information. Parking was fairly easy with... More 

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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you want to get inside and are a foreigner like me, you need to get an American citizen to write to their congressman/woman and ask for tickets. It takes around six months for the tickets to come through. Is it all worth it? Yes. You get to see some of the main reception rooms which are "colour coded" (Ie.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Don't judge me based off of my title... I was so excited to go to the White House. What other chance do you get to walk down halls that so many influential people walked down - I even bought a new dress to wear, thinking people would dress up to go to this awesome site.... We got to the line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I just was SO lucky when I got to see the White House and let me just say, a HUGE salute to the president because he knows how DO IT!!! Obama is just, I'm just AMAZED and I can't describe in words even if I TRIED because our visit was unlike others because we actually got to see a MOTORCADE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved seeing the white house. It's exactly like what you see in the movies ! A definite must see in Washington!

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