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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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What can I say that the thousands of other reviews haven't said? My husband and I enjoyed walking by the White House. The history behind the beautiful house left us awestruck. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A must see, heavy security, huge police presents, I felt totally safe. Small in comparison to the way the Television shows it. Still impressive and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Obviously cannot be missed. Take photos in front and back...but don't ask my what is front and what is back... Was this review helpful? Please let me know by clicking on the button below. Thank you.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Applied for a tour inside the White House through a Congressperson - the recommended time frame is 6 months in advance but we applied about 3-4 months before our trip to DC and still got in. We got informed of our tour date/time about 3 weeks prior to the trip. If you are a non-US citizen, best to apply for... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Needless to say, THE WHITE HOUSE is one of the most famous homes in the world. It is a remarkable part of American history that should not be missed on a trip to Washington, D.C.,. I last visited D.C. in 1981 and my friend and I took a tour of the White House. It was open to the public and... More 

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Pune
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Smaller in size than one may have imagined it to be,this "most powerful" house looks so calm & serene from the outside.While standing & having oneself photographed infront of it,one cannot help wondering what monentous decisions were being taken at that very moment !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What can I say that the thousands of other reviews haven't said? My husband and I enjoyed walking by the White House. The history behind the beautiful house left us awestruck. The rose bushes were beautiful! One thing I would recommend improving on: running the sprinklers at night instead of in the middle of the day when people are trying... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, due to the times, there is much security at the White House. The streets are blocked off so you have to walk a ways to get to see the White House. Then, it is a very long distance from the fence so the powerfulness of the place is displaced. Still, it is a must see for any trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Sadly one has to take substantial effort to get into white house, and being forigner I didn't stand a chance. Still I got to the fence and even seing it from a distance ment something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you have a good camera, and go in the summer time, because they take real good care of the flowers and they make great pictures for later. In addition a lot of people are always moving about, and every now and then Michelle can be seen, in addition to other visitors. The fountain looks really good in my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You have to see it. But kids complained walking from the Washington monument. Couldn't enter because it's closed in August. We came, we saw, we left. Visitors center was ok but you have to interact with the computers and then you only get history of the White House, no virtual tour or anything.

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