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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 #75 of 248 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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Now every time that we see the reporters standing in front of the White House we, like everyone else who has visited, have a knowing "we've benn there" smile. As a tip, approach the White House from Pennsilvania Avenue, walk down the side and then along the front of the White House...this gets you on the right side of the... More

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Gardner, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Its a WHITE HOUSE, kind of cool, but can't get to close, really liked the Open Eliptical Area out front and the National Christmas Tree. It was nice to have food trucks down the street.

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in DC you should see the White House. You MUST contact your State Representative at least 4 months in advance of your visit to request a tour. Not everyone is granted this opportunity. The tour runs about 45 minutes and you are very limited on what you may take inside. It is worth the effort to see... More

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Port Orange, FL.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Just steps away from the subway, you get a real feeling of power when you look at this building. It was even more awesome than I expected.

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Hawaii
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

So much hype for this historical p(iece)alace, When you see this far from Constitution ave. or when you see from E St NW beyond the ellipse, its the same view as you cannot take the picture of white house with out the fence. You get either your picture clear or the White house clear, not both. If you need both... More

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I know what you might be thinking! Must see spot? Yes, if you want a picture with white house, but there is nothing much to see there because of the tight security. And you need to walk a lot if you want a really good spot for pic. There are so many places in DC which you will definitely want... More

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Dayton, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Educational. A part of history that everyone should go see. Great for every age. Wish we could have seen a little more, but happy to see what we did see. Get tickets and check it out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our Washington visit was last minute so even a call to the Aussie Consulate while we stood outside the The White House, didnt get us in. Seems in 18 months they havent given an inside tour pass to anyone!. No interest.?..can't believe it . Or the ranking that it is so low of things to visit here. We found the... More

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Williamsville, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
120 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

After reading some of the negative reviews, we considered not trying to get tickets to go inside the White House, but we were all so happy that we did! I contacted our congressman about five months before our trip and was emailed a form that we needed to fill out that would be given to the Secret Service. I requested... More

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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166 reviews 166 reviews
107 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We tried to get tickets to go into the White House several weeks before our trip, however, our senator was not able to secure them. It's recommended that you try up to 6 months in advance. The White House is as it should be. Not a castle. Not too small. Elegant. Distinguished. Just right. I would have loved to see... More

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