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White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500 (National Mall)
202-208-1631
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Ranked #72 of 253 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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Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The West Wing Tour must be prearranged and requires you have an invitation from someone who has access such as a staffer or government official. There are no tickets. After an invitation is obtained you and any guests will be vetted by the secret service . The process takes 4-6 weeks after you receive the invitation. There are no photos... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Looks much bigger on T.V, never mind, its not a palace. So I was most suprized when I first visited in the 1980's. But it is still an a grand building.

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Evansville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Touring the West Wing of the White House was the absolute best part of our trip to Washington DC. It was a treat to witness where the President and his staff work and run the free world.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Start your tour by getting tickets from your Congress person. You have to ask several weeks if not a couple of months in advance. It is worth it. There is a list of things you cannot take into the White House so please be mindful. We saw a few couple that had tickets get turned away. And there is no... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I can't think of how the White tour could have been any worst. No tour guides, no one to really showcase the history of the building but also no action - considering this is a living icon of our government I was sadly disappointed by how lack luster the tour is - a simple paper to explain the rooms -... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very beautiful on the inside of the White House. The day I went was when they were setting up for a press release and that was interesting to see. I wish I could have seen the Oval Office or Mr. President himself. I was able to visit during my 2009 internship with the Treasury so it was easier to get... More

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Luebeck
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When visiting Washington DC the White House was right on top of the sightseeing list. If you have just a day like we had its position is perfect since you get the government district, the Smithsonian museums, the park and much more in walking distance. We where there one day after the 9/11 memorial and there where very few tourist... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Although you have seen it hundred times on TV and you do not expect to see anything surprising there, it´s a must! From both sides, you´re gonna stare at it and enjoy the view, there are also ticket to enter it but we didn´t go for it as they are not easy to be obtained. But no worries, it´s lovely... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took buses as close to the White House as we could, then walked to the gates in front of the white house with our glow sticks and t-shirts and had a dozen pictures taken. It was an inspiring evening

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Karachi, Pakistan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Green,river,musume,Indian food,beautiful hotel but still a feeling of dead city.I went in March 1999.but dislike the city very quite or coordinator told us do not go alone and never go out after seven p .m.

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