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White House

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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
Phone Number: 202-208-1631
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also...

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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We have been there!

This is something you can now say "I have been there" but thats about it really. If you want to tour this site and you are international apparently due to the people causing havic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is something you can now say "I have been there" but thats about it really. If you want to tour this site and you are international apparently due to the people causing havic in the world you are unable to tour. But it was a lovely place to see and walk around.

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With all the security changes over the years, we had to be so far back, and look through tree's, it really doesn't look like any pictures you see, because you can't get very close to it, and it's hidden. I understand why, but still it was an expected highlight, and a couple times we came and they had blocked off... More 

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Thank Brent S
Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited months to get authorized to visit the White House, it is a very exciting experience if you consider the history it represents. But most admit I was a little disappointed the tour was short. Still I highly recommend to visit it if you can, but take it nice and slowly to fully enjoy it.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No trip to DC would be complete without seeing the White House. For well protected and guards are always about. You can see off to the side where the press corps do their coverage. Always lots of people around, including a few protesters and lots of school groups.

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Windsor, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't plan our trip far enough out to secure a tour of the White House, so we had to view it from the street. It is breathtaking to be so close, despite being quite far away given the security. I definitely want to return, and I would plan ahead so that I could secure a tour. For now, I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the train now and then and take in some Washington sights as you wait for the connecting train. The White House is a must see any time of the year.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unless you go in and visit, it is just another landmark building. Make sure you reserve your spot to visit the White House from inside.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...because that's all it takes to view it from the back and then the front... and that's all you can do. With the security measures in place you can't get tours of it anymore and there's so many police and barricades you can't even get good pictures. Still it's something to see the home of the president.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to visit the white house end of 2015. It was nice but we had to see it from far. Can't get too close. Lot's of security but it was a nice experience. If you ever get a chance to visit go for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

And squirrels are not afraid to come and take nuts from your hand! Nice to walk around in a sunny day. A lot of places to eat around too

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