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One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once thought of as one of the most symbolically powerful buildings in the world, it has become the butt of so many jokes across the globe because of its current occupant. Can’t even come up to the edge of the gate like you once could....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Barricades everywhere, I understand security is a priority but it really does take away the magic of seeing the White House in all its glory! You can apply to your local Congressman or national Embassy in DC for a free tour which runs a couple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelnikk
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the opportunity to visit The White House while in D.C. recently and all I can say is that it was a great experience. We visited a few days after Thanksgiving and it was already decorated for Christmas. We visited many years ago, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The building itself is already ingrained in everybody's minds and is nice to look at but the surrounding area is also quite beautiful, especially if you walk around it. It's full of historical buildings and architecture. The newest thing here is the increased presence of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was great to see the White house up close . Its architect was actually Irish and if you look closely you can see some of the lines of the building are indicative of that. It was December so the White House was dressed up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heatherwel
Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing experience. We went with our church group to tour the holiday White House. We had to submit our personal information months ago for a background check. Security was thorough as we had to go through three separate check points. With the holiday crowds,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my dad went there with a tour group. It was a great fine day so got a good view of it. There were a lot of people at the front gate but we got to have a photo of the front of it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kelly11584
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The White House is an internationally recognised symbol of the American political system. Having seen it on films and television, I decided to visit. I peered through the bars and saw a small glimpse of it until some FBI guys said everyone had to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheChapFromEngland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our group met at the tour entrance. It’s at the back of the White House, across the street from the White House Visitors Center. (Use the bathroom there before heading to the White House. There are no public restrooms at the White House.) You must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Melaney68
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love the White House. I have been a few times but the best was when I had dinner there by invitation. It's such a "cattle trek" if you go without having someone give you a private tour but all in all it's still a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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White House tour (16 Replies)
Hi All, I already submitted security information to the White House as soon as I got an e-mail from the White House, Anyone know, when will I receive an answer from them if which day and time I will get the tour. Thank you
August 27, 2017|
Response fromDarrell6t|
People report receiving the tour notice about 10-14 days ahead of time.
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Should I visit during Thanksgiving or Christmas? (16 Replies)
Just finished a week long visit and still didn't see everything there is but got the major stuff out the way (White House, FBI, Capitol, Library of Congress,Bureau of Engraving tours) and a few museums but I need to come back again just have to figure out when is the better time. Thanks
July 20, 2018|
Response fromIrishFan|
Christmas Day is the only day of the year when Smithsonian museums are closed. Thanksgiving Day is probably the slowest day of the year for the museums. Of course the days surrounding both holidays can be busy. Schools are out and lots of locals have visitors in town who want to see the sights.
Time allocation for tours (4 Replies)
Hello, We had the following tours arranged by our congressmen: White House tour, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Kennedy Center. Since we spend less then two days in Washington DC and our schedule is extremely packed, I need to know how much time we should allocate for each of these tours. Thank you.
August 09, 2010|
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If they are tours, aren't the time amounts already set? Have you looked at the website or the tour information given to you when you signed up?