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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
Phone Number: +1 202-208-1631
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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 weren't allowed close bc of all the preparations for the new President. We were impressed by the area, how broad and clean it was. The Capitol and the surroundings were even... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our Washington DC visit we planned ahead so we could take the self-directed walking tour of the White House. What a treat! It is decorated for the holidays, making the tour extra special. Having said that, the WH was very crowded, as expected. So we found an internet site that featured the decorations to fully appreciate what we had... More 

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a weekend in Washington, DC with a group of friends. One of the highlights of our weekend was a tour of the White House. We applied for a guest passes several months ahead through our local Congressman. We were notified via e mail when all of our guests were approved. We printed our passes and brought identification with... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took granddaughter to see the Christmas decorations...it was fantastic! So many beautiful things to see. It is a very quick tour and we were in and out in about 45 minutes but so worth it. It's such a majestic, historic place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 1st time i saw the White House i was surprised by how small it was (and my guess is it is a common feeling). Just a few years ago, we were able to get our pics taken by the fence around it. But now there is a fence around that fence. And of course there must be a valid... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We where disappointed to the difficulties to get close to the White House. Due to some event you good hardly see the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a bucket list item to see the White House in person and up close. It's great to take a walk around the Mall and finish up with a look at the White House to ponder over all of the Presidents that have resided there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't allowed close bc of all the preparations for the new President. We were impressed by the area, how broad and clean it was. The Capitol and the surroundings were even more impressive than the White House.The area is surrounded by a huge mall ( a walking mall that is; not a shopping center) and some water ponds. Very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to walk to the White House after dinner in the area. It had been a few years so things have changed quite a bit. Perhaps the fact that the Christmas tree lighting had happened just days before is a part of it all. In other words, it was much more difficult to get close to the White House... More 

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LottyToronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see the inside of the White House, start the process at least 6 months ahead of your planned trip. US citizens have to work through their congressman/woman, non-US citizens have to go through US embassies or consulates. And, even at that, there will be huge line-ups. Otherwise, you will have to make do with walking past... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

didn't get to do the tour but you can see it from the outside walking along the fence. good photo opp

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