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White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500 (National Mall)
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Ranked #74 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Its a to do list thing for sure, great photo opportunities and looks awesome at night. we parked within walking distance and walked down to other monuments too. well worth the look, can get some good selfies too (if you like that). Feels very safe and well lit in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Wish I had gotten on a tour but just seeing it was a check off the bucket list! The seat of power for the second half of the 20th Century ... it though from the outside at least in 2008 was not as impressive as other monuments in DC!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I was I Washington, and off course had to see the White House, did not go in as I am not US citizen, however still it was nice to go around it and get the obligatory pictures, you get the best pictures on the back side of the house where you can get closer.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It was nice to see, and I think important that we as citizens can tour ....BUT it not a good tour, you just walk around and look, no explanations.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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64 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Ok it is a landmark, but not worth the hassle. The thing is that I was in DC for a day only, and didn't find it really worth it to go all the way there,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The tour of the White House was very well organized. We made our request 5 months ahead of time. The tour itself is self guided, and there are people in the various rooms who will answer any questions or give tid-bits of interesting information. The chandeliers and portraits throughout were our favorite things to see. Our visit was educational and... More

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Gladstone, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Great to see from a distance. At least we can say that we have been - weren't allowed on the tour as we are not US Nationals. But was good all the same.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

My congressman could not be bothered to help us get on the tour, but to walk around the outside is very interesting to see the place. You can get closer on the back side where they have closed off the street.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visiting the White House is something that is tough to do, as the White House is still in use and is one of the most heavily secured buildings in the world. There are two sides to the White House: the East Wing and the West Wing. In the East Wing, the two floors open to the public contain the rooms... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I can only echo some of the other reviewers here...it is difficult to visit the White House. Waiting for your congress person is annoying at best (these people what my vote?) and timely no. Once you get the date of your visit there are the lines and the security measures you have to go through. And once you are inside... More

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