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White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500 (National Mall)
202-208-1631
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As featured in 3 days in Washington DC
Ranked #73 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: For information on setting up a White House tour or the logistics (what you can’t bring on the tour etc.) The tour itself lasts about 20 - 45... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

And of course do not, I mean do not, go past the barricade or else you will have officers on bikes yelling at you for trespassing. I don't blame them, they're just doing their jobs. People should be more respectful to where they are (some visitors just lack common sense in my opinion). I mean if its your first and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

this place is so clean good to walk around with your love ones and talk lots of history also lots of places to eat .

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You can only see it from the outside but it is worth the trip. You can also visit Arlington Cemetary and the Pentagon while your on that side of town.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were surprised how close you actually get! Kids loved it ! It was a picture perfect day to. We saw the back and it was difficult to get a picture due to the amount of people but walked around to the back and although there were more people it was much more civilized in people taking turns to get... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were able to tour the White House in June with a large group. You have to apply well in advance to set up the tour. The only down side is that you have to wait in a super long line to get into security and then checks at security can take a long time also. I understand why, but... More

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My husband, myself, daughter and granddaughter were visiting DC to see one of my students art pieces that was on display in the Canon Tunnel. I contacted our local congressman to request a White House tour. I received the required paperwork which was easy to fill and requested a specific date. We arrived at our comgressman's office and started off... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Did not go in, but from either side of the White House, you can get some amazing views. It's amazing to see people from all over the world get their way to the gates just to take a picture with the White House. Beautiful at night time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was very cool to visit the white house and tour inside. In order to get the most of this experience, make sure to ask the Secret Service member in each room about the history of the room you are in. This is a rather short, self guided tour. I would suggest starting to request tickets to tour from your... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Even though it took several months to get the OK because of extensive background checks (NOT complaining), It was a privilege touring the White House. It was a short tour, and we didn't see too much, but it was enough to make me appreicate my country, and the past presidents who have served it. To sum it up, it was... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The White House requires an invitation from your congressman. You can request everything online. Do it at least 4 months in advance.

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