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White House Visitors Center

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Address: 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202-208-1631
Activities: Group tours/day tour

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Worth a couple of hours

I found this well worth the time. While it is mostly a static display with a few video is does you give you insight into the way the White House works. If you are looking for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Peter-Mckie
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I found this well worth the time. While it is mostly a static display with a few video is does you give you insight into the way the White House works. If you are looking for a short tour this fits the bill and is free.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are many different aspects to this venue, including excellent interactive screens which show you a great amount of White House detail. A must see for non US citizens who cannot see the real White House in the climate of fear, generated by the absurd 'war on terror'. Who would have thought that President William J Clinton would have needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and are glad we did! The videos were very interesting, as well as all the pictures. If taking kids- make sure to go by the information desk to get the Jr. Park Ranger badge- my kids loved it!! The gentleman with the braids that does it is awesome!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Some displays about the White House but nothing ground breaking - you are better off spending the time at the Smithsonian Museum of American History instead at the president section where you get better display and information about the White House.

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Cooperstown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We loved this! This exhibit - in combination with a White House visit - was terrific! There was plenty of interactive areas for the kids. A must.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

As Canadians we didn't think we would be overly eager to see inside the White House — but still were curious. So glad we went in! And after so many years of American media in our homes, it actually felt familiar to see and hear the personal stories of the many presidential families. Our group spent a pleasurable and fascinating... More 

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Baroda, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There was some interesting information on the White House here including original plans, various models, furniture, etc. It was worth seeing for those who are into that kind of thing. My interests fall into historically significant events and artifacts which this certainly did not measure up to. I would go here again when I don't have anything better to see... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You can visit a bit earlier in the day, while in the neighbourhood. Good furniture collection of past presidents, miniature version of white house were nice. Must watch the video of the presidents and their insight on living in the white house. This closes earlier than the museums so be sure to check out the closing times before visiting.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Personal history of the house and those who have had the opportunity to live there. If you aren't among the lucky few who get to actually tour the Whitehouse; this is worth a visit

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We would not be able to see White House, which would be grand, but this was second best. There are stories of different events that took place in the WH, repairs made to WH, furniture of different presidents, a model and a great video with comments of recent presidents and the first ladies. I am not American but listening to... More 

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