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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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Not the same anymore

I first visited the White House pre 9/11 and security was a lot more subdued but now that the attack did take place and the recent breaches of the property the security is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Copeland, Kansas
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Copeland, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I first visited the White House pre 9/11 and security was a lot more subdued but now that the attack did take place and the recent breaches of the property the security is everywhere and not the least bit friendly. I can understand the need for professionalism but this is a tourist attractions and publicly owned.

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Wakarusa, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited WA DC and walked around the White House. It was nice. The secret service men were very helpful answering questions.

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had tickets prior to the sequester and then we weren't able to re-apply in time. You need to apply to your congressman up to 6 months in advance of your visit. We did visit the outside and take some photos and we actually enjoyed the visitor center that shows you the variations of The White House through the years.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You see the white house in so many films and tv shows that you always expect it to be either impressive or a disappointment and I can assure you it is definitely the first. It was wonderful to see where so many presidents have rules and lived for countless decades. Definitely worth a visit :)

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Too bad visiting "The White House" is becoming a more and more distant experience with all the barricades and security personnel everywhere. However, it is still a worthwhile stop if even just for a "selfie".

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Orlando
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You can't help feel the patriotism when standing at the fence facing the White House. Many of the other monuments are somewhat close by, if you go on a weekday you have a better chance of parking on the many side streets surrounding the White House neighborhood. You'll see vendors set up all around the surrounding streets selling all kinds... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You're clearly not allowed anywhere near the White House, you'll never see anyone important come out the front doors and there's always weirdo's protesting something crazy in front. Spend 5 minutes looking at it and you never need to go back for the rest of your life! If you want a better view go to the rooftop patio at the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I do not get this , its the white house , and this is what suppose to be the greatest country on earth , and the park in front of the white house has not a single trash can , We found that people are piling there trash in some place and I had to put my water bottle there... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Not as nice as I remember from Decades back, when you could actually drive by, Now you are restricted from actually even getting to the Fence surrounding the White House. And some say we are safer than ever before. Not if this is an indicator.

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After securing a tour of the White House, we had to wait for almost 2 hours to get through security. (There was a problem with our reservation, and after waiting in line for an hour, we had to go back and start over again while our assistant provided for us through our governor's office had to figure out what happened.)... More 

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