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White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20500 (National Mall)
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Ranked #73 of 254 Attractions in Washington DC
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I requested a tour through our Representative about 4 months in advance; however, you will not find out if you get a tour until about 2 weeks before your trip. When you go online to request a tour, make sure you have everyone's social security numbers because they want them all! We saw a couple of people in a small... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Happened to be in DC on the weekend of the garden tour (October 19), so this was a last minute plan. I highly recommend taking hte opportunity to check it out if in town when the gardens are open for viewing. Up close views of the White House and a nice stroll through the gardens. We had the 11:30 am... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

we were there about the time of the white house breach and there was a heavy presence of secret service agents. I was surprised that there is not a boundary fence around the President's home. An impressive and iconic sight to see in real life. Snipers on the roof

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Only able to view from the outside as it is almost impossible to get permission to gain entry, unless you are a US citizen. The day I was there, there was some sort of demonstration so busy with them rather than tourists. One of the protesters kindly put his banner down and took a pic of me outside, then went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Pretty cool to see. Like everything around DC this is a must see because of the history. Great looking place as well. Fit for a president.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not being US citizens we needed some assistance to get on this tour, but a friend requested it via their Senator. We found out we had been accepted about 2 weeks before the date. There are no bags or cameras allowed, which was the big pity. Our slot was 7.30 and we were told to arrive at 7.15 when a... More

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Urdorf, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are both from different non-american nationalities and we both tried through our respective embassy's to book a tour for the White House, which seemed impossible. Apparently they don't arrange tours anymore for non-americans, who are not VIP's or part of larger groups since security has been beefed up since the attacks over a decade ago. So... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We made the tour request through our Representative which was extremely easy. However, we were all a little disappointed in the self directed tour. You really only get to see 4 or 5 rooms and that is it. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful. And it was eye opening for my boys to see how very different the actual... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

THE White House is something you just have to see. The day we visited it was closed for turists but try to check the inside of the house of the most important man on earth.

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St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Not much to see here. Just the outside of the building. You should try to book an advanced tour if you can, but the surrounding area is full of people and some constant protests. The backside of the white house seems to have been closed off more so you can't get as close, which is too bad. It is alright... More

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