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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 241 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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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have seen White House plenty of times but never went inside. The garden is huge and the house looks just like Parliament House in Athens, Greece. However if you don't see this then you cannot say you saw DC because whenever you say you went to DC, everyone asks did you see the White House.

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USA
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We didn't book a tour of the inside. We did take pictures at night and during the day. It's a must see even if not doing the tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Albeit still a beautiful place even the grounds around it are gorgeous especially when the cherry blossoms bloom. In my opinion it's a definite must-see .

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Waycross, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The White House is absolutely beautiful to look at, but not worth the wait to go inside. I went with several children age 10 and 11. We stood in line for quite awhile in the drizzling rain. Then it took another 15 minutes to get through security. The walk through didn't take very long, even though we stopped and read... More

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Williston, Vermont
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had such a great experience visiting the White House. The personnel screening everyone were personable and the process was very smooth. When we got inside Sonny came out a door and we got to pet her and say hi, that was fun. The rooms were beautiful and we got an excellent explanation of every room from the Secret Service... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Yes, the waiting is long, but the 20-minute tour is so worth any inconvenience. The idea of being able to see the views presidents and their families have been able to see for so many years is a remarkable one. The secret service agents and the park rangers are very courteous and happy to answer any questions you might have... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

You must request tickets through your local congress person or senator months in advance of your trip. It is a nice self guided tour through 8 rooms of the a White House. The security people along the way are very chatty and provide interesting pieces of information. Worth the wait!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It was awesome to see the White House in person. Make sure you see both sides. It was actually smaller that I had imagined.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You will need a car to get to the White House from the hotel. On a nice day it's nice to sit in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

You have to take a picture in front of the White House! Its a classic. I did not go inside, but would recommend booking ahead of time to view the inside.

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