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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
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1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour bus trip stopped here so we could see The White House. We didn't have a tour but just seeing it was a privilege. On our way back to the bus I saw a tree with a large trunk and huge branch coming out...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a evening walk near White House and saw from outside . There is a a visitor centre available on the other side of the road though but that requires lot of other paper work and Govt official work to be done before arriving...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In comparison with the surounding buildings, it's actually quite small. Although it might also look like that since you aren't allowed to get that close. But still, it's the home of the president so it should be seen

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Non-American citizens are unable to visit the White House unlike in the past, so the White House can really be viewed from the 2 opposite sides from quite a distance and through the surrounding fence. It gets pretty crowded and there are numerous protestors and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful Place to Visit and can take very good pictures of yourself and your family. The location is easily reachable and security staff, which includes the secret service personal are very very cooperative and helpful.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off, you have to request a White House tour through your state congressman. About 2-3 weeks before you go to DC (because you give the congressman the dates you’re going there) you’ll get a time and date when you’re going. The tour isn’t guided...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having visited Washington DC and its many sites on a number of occasions, I wasn’t very disappointed to see another set of barricades around the White House, meaning visitors were further away than in the past. While the building is still v dry iconic, being...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GuyoftheGlobe
Reviewed 1 week ago

See the front and rear but the roads somtimes are closed so plan time for multiple visits just in case for night and day time. Roads usually close for the president coming and going with police blocking off roads AND paths everywhere causing frustration for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lionsmaine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's great to be able to see it. You can't really get that close to it to be honest. I love the feeling if history about it, but that's all.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank leab402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the things we’ve done and seen in DC, the WH tour had to be one of our favorites. You need to submit a request well in advance. Also, consider hiring a tour guide to escort you through or you’ll miss important details.

Date of experience: June 2019
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May 11, 2019|
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Response from Jayaseeli | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Seen the White House from outside anyone can do any time! But to have a White House Tour you can’t do on the day of visiting! For that you have to apply least 3-6 months in advance (as far as I have heard from... More
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April 3, 2019|
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Response from lpMaggi713 | Reviewed this property |
You could leave your bags on the tour bus to the White House if you are taking a private one. Otherwise, I would contact the White House Visitor Center and ask them what you should do. Have a great trip. It is a special... More
March 27, 2019|
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Response from MsK48979 | Reviewed this property |
Follow up with them. ourcongressmans office said two weeks out we should know and am assuming you completed all the paperwork for security check