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White House

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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
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+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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This is one that you should see but it isn't very exciting. With recent security measures you can't get to close. It's a bit of a shoving match to get a good view of the White... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Katy, Texas
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Katy, Texas
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one that you should see but it isn't very exciting. With recent security measures you can't get to close. It's a bit of a shoving match to get a good view of the White House as many don't take a picture and leave. Pack your patience and be mindful of others. If you're hoping for a group picture... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think every one must visit Washington DC it is a great experience for every one. the kids would love the musume.I would also recommend to take the hop on and hop of bus .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a wonderful day at the White House. The Christmas Trees were great and I hope to do this again. The Christmas season is the perfect time to go and visit the White House.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You see the White House from afar and it is behind a tall fence. Really, nothing to see here. yes, if you have the connections to get in then it is a different matter!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As they say, when in Rome right? I went to the White House only because it wouldn't make any sense to go to our nation's capital and not see it. I was slightly disappointed with how many barriers (trees & fences) they had put up. It makes it difficult to see much of the house, although I completely understand and... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Because it is so iconic, the White House was fun to see. But be warned you are very far away. It is hard to see much of anything with the foliage and there are hoards of people. I am glad to see it but wish I had lower expectations.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who knows if he was in? You only get a distant view from the back but walk around the block and you get a better view plus the amazing building that surround the White House.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course you can't get right up to this building but it is definitely worth getting a good view of it. It's mind blowing being so close to such an important building that has housed so many of histories most influential people. We got closer to it on the side of the Lafayette square but didn't really have a view... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's the place where the world's leader resides. The home of the president of United States of America.Beautiful and huge white colored castle surrounded with lovely gardens. A legendary spot that you don't want to miss when in Washington DC.

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again I visited this spot twice, in the evening and in the morning. Unfortunately there was a construction work in the morning so I failed to take picture from the front of the building. The white color in the evening was amazing.

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