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White House

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-208-1631
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Ranked #66 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols...
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Miami, FLorida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It was freezing so we only stayed for a few minutes, however, the grounds are beautiful and they still had the 50 Christmas trees that represent each state so we were able to take a peak at them! There was a decent crowd taking pictures and the guards were on point!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was the coolest experience we had while in DC. Wow. My husband and I walked along the national mall, then decided to trek up Pennsylvania Ave. until we passed the White House, which we only saw from the back at first. It was so far away behind a black fence, it looked very small. I was still like, "oh... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If possible, go on the White House tour! It was amazing! I only wish they would allow you to see more, but everything was just beautiful! We decided to go to D.C. on a whim, while planning a trip to see family. Luckily we were able to book our tour with our Congressman only 4 weeks in advance. There is... More 

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Bangalore
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I did not find this that impressive. Firstly, took me almost 30 mins of walking to find it. The signage could have been better, The house itself was smaller than I had imagined and I have seen better houses ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

must reserve a spot 3-6 months in advance depending on time of year through your senators office with name social citizenship etc,,,,,,, kids and parents both found it interesting to walk through the rooms during the self guided tour. one gift shop along the way . felt compelled to buy something from the white house even though the gift shop... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Iconic view of the White House. Easily accessable and within 5mins walk from the park or across the street from the main shopping areas. We had to view from the north side as the south side was closed off for security purposes (Veterans Day). From the North side, instead of pressing up against the fence. Turn around, walk up the... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

fabulous to be there feel the energy of this town and observe people from all over the world admiring one of the most important buildings in America

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We enjoy it !! A lot of walking. Very clean city. We enjoy with family around the city. We also went to outside the city to visit more family. was a really nice trip!!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took our son to a White House Tour that was arranged via our local Congressman's Office. Despite the bitter cold outside, we had a great time taking the tour and seeing the deco in the various rooms and the history related to the various rooms. The tour did not feel rushed at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's just a must do isn't it? Worth two separate trips, once during the day and then again after dark to enjoy the building under full lights

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