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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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A must do while in DC

You have to be approved for a tour weeks in advance so start contacting your local congress person or senator. The White House is full of history and they have even opened up more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

View keeps getting further and further away from front of white house. Use to be able to get closer in the past. Lots of security but to be expected. I liked the view on the back side better since you are closer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rent bikes in DC- you can see everything 5xs faster. Capital bike share I think is name. Amazing that all previous presidents lived there. They need some gardens.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was thrilling to be able to tour the White House. (Of course, the Oval Office and private residences are not included on the tour). One enters at the Visitors Entrance (going through Security, of course), and wanders through the available rooms on a self guided tour. There is Security everywhere and people available to answer questions throughout. (A tour... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to be approved for a tour weeks in advance so start contacting your local congress person or senator. The White House is full of history and they have even opened up more rooms to view!!

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Gurnee, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I unfortunately was unable to tour the inside of the white house, but did get to walk around the outside. Basically you have request 3-6 months in advance to your local congressional leader and hope that you are selected to attend. I went prior to President Trump's inauguration so there were a lot of secret service guards around. I could... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As inspiring as the White House is, because of the new President's extra needed security, expect your picture taking to be cut short rough and unexpected by the very present Secret Service. But, keep in mind, they're just doing their job. You have a better view of the White House from the South garden, but that's also the area that's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Turns out the White House actually sits on a national park and is is maintained by the National Park Service. Anyway....while a lot of the streets around the White House are closed off, you can still get surprisingly close. On the front side, you can see Michelle Obama's garden and the back side is just a nice expanse of lawn.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Noisy, planes flying down Potomac every minute or so. Tourists on second floor make old building shake. Strange people wander around. People climb over fence...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You need a long lens to get a close up photo from the front fence location. The secret service police keep a tight corridor for tourists. Don't even think of ignoring posted signs.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What can you say about being inside the White House! History alone is worth the trip. To think of the events, the people from all over the world who have been here is amazing to me. Plan your trip way in advance, it is well worth the effort!! I was impressed how the staff handled the amount of people who... More 

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