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White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
+1 202-208-1631
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“secret service” (466 reviews)
“east room” (85 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
National Mall
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+1 202-208-1631
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if you can not see the house in close distance (more and more security barriers set up over time), it is still an important place to visit. You might be disappointed by the size of the house which is not as big as it...More

1  Thank Yves-Louis P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have to apply a few months ahead of time with your local House representative. If you are granted a ticket you get a short tour of the White House (starting in the east wing and going though a handful of rooms on the main level)....More

Thank kendallj817
Reviewed 5 days ago

Before going to DC write your congressmen to obtain clearance to actually visit and touch the East Wing of the house. It took about 3 months for it all to go through. The tour is self guided and starts early, but it's like a kid...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Actually underwhelmed by the White House. Not really visible from the mall, had to look at the map to find. The heavy police presence keeps you back from any vantage point for a good view. We walked around as best we could, did a selfie,...More

Thank Lyle K
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Washington DC it is a must see landmark, however there is no visitors center and you cannot enter the garden, so you won't see anything more, that are on the photos attached to my review. So just stop nearby, go there...More

Thank domhun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to jump through a few hoops to get the opportunity to visit the White House, but it was definitely worth it. I am not an early riser, but I hardly slept the night before knowing we were going to actually be there. The...More

2  Thank DirkDMyers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stand in the front and pose for some selfies or walk around back and just get lost looking at it. Its an amazing building that you can spend about an hour around.

Thank Avyinc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the White House to see it from all angles. The only regret is how far away the tourists are kept by security.

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing as it took forever to get in and then you are on your own. No audio tapes or guides. We were told to ask the secret service any questions we may have but honestly, they aren't there to act as guides. We would...More

Thank Ann U
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Dc then you really must visit the White House. Smaller than the surrounding buildings and you can't get as close as you once used to but certainly worth seeing. Remember to also re-visit at night when it is lit up, much...More

Thank IRBtrip
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RueMU
30 November 2017|
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Response from 258terim | Reviewed this property |
No restrooms on the tour. The visitor's center is not on the White House grounds. It is down the street a bit. I recommend a visit to the Visitor's Center as well. It opens early, 730a I believe. You can use the restrooms... More
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jbzmom71
26 October 2017|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
It is self paced so once you get through security and get in the White House I was probably in there for 45 minutes. Depending on how many pictures you take and look at items you could take 30 minutes to an hour.
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snowballs21
22 October 2017|
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Response from BrummieWelsh |
Hi - we are from UK and were told we could not visit as no foreign nationals are allowed. You might be lucky if you are visiting friends and they can get you in. However Washington is fabulous - book ahead the Archives... More
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