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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
Phone Number: 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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Very proud moment to visit the white house

This was my first time in DC and the White House was the first stop I made. I was able to snap a few selfies and take a few good shots of the White House!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time in DC and the White House was the first stop I made. I was able to snap a few selfies and take a few good shots of the White House!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only saw it from the front since we didn't make advance reservations for a tour. Still impressive. We walked the HUGE block around it hoping to get a glimpse of the oval office. Never found it.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view front outside was amazing. Not much time to really see anything but I guess we can imagine.

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Nassau, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrangements for the tour have to be made way in advance of your travel date. Security is very tight. I could not enter with a very small fanny pack (was told that I had to throw it away). It is a walk thru tour, not guided, but some rooms had people available to answer questions. Interesting how they rolled up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i went to see where the most powerful person in the world lives. The view is really from a distance and you cant see anything else other than building. It is a beautiful and yet very simple residence. I guess that represents the spirit of USA.

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bethesda, md.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

History comes Alive when you take a tour of America's first family residence. Fantastic architecture and art from 200 years of American history. Call shead to your Congress person or Senator' office to ask about VIP tours especially for constituents of their home turf. Worth the lines and wait times in any case. Especially beautiful during the holidays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the whole world is aware of the White House. The official residence of the President of USA. Beautiful structure obviously very well maintained. Due to security issues one has to take permit forgoing in the White House well in advance. The process for obtaining the pass is very well defined on the official website.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The White House is one of the most opulent buildings on the mall. It's also the most heavily guarded. If a foreign diplomat or important politician is arriving, you can expect there to be a lot of officers nearby. No matter who lives in it, it's definitely a must see. And if you contact your local congressional representative 6 months... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The WHITE HOUSE must have been seen by almost everybody in some movie. However, having seen by own eye is different. There is tight security around therefore, avoid carrying bags etc. Better to walk around and have good pics. If lucky get a tour inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a feeling seeing the WH & where the POTUS & family resides! My 9 & 11 yr old boys were very amazed at the sight of it!

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