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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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Book In Advance
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USD 125.00*
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DC City Bus Tour with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch
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USD 45.00*
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DC After Dark
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USD 64.00*
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Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC

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The agents stationed in the rooms open to the public tour have a special knowledge of the history of the place and it is very enlightening to ask questions and listen in on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Long Island, New York
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed that the front of the White House has so many obstructions because of new construction and chain link fences etc. The rearview actually look pretty good. There was so much security and it's hard to even get close. At least you can approach the back fence as opposed to the front fence.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the White House in November 2016 and although the experience of actually seeing the White House was amazing I wasn't able to get very close to see it. I visited the White House on a number of occasions during my week long stay but each time I went to see it I was moved along as every time... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The agents stationed in the rooms open to the public tour have a special knowledge of the history of the place and it is very enlightening to ask questions and listen in on the answers to the questions other visitors ask. It was very intersting and down to earth.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined the crowds circling the Whitehouse. Yes it just looked like a Postcard in real life. No sign of any activity inside the Fence. Obviously there were guards scattered along the perimeter. Well worth the visit

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our expectations were much more than what we had seen in films / News reports / TV shows. I could imagine internal viewing is something else though. Of all the things to look at in DC this is not a must for me having seen it.

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Thank J_Traveller_C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The White House is just as magnificent inside as outside. Each room has its unique colour scheme. You used to be able to queue up outside on the day to get in but nowadays you need a Senator's letter way ahead of time.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So we came here at night and during the day and both times we loved it. We didnt get the opportunity to go inside on a tour (we didnt get the approval in time) but the outside was pretty great.

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While you can see the White House from Lafayette Park, it's hardly the same as going through the public areas up close and personal. Write your Representative to get a reservation, it's just about the only way to get a tour.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seen from far outside gates due to unplanned visit. Looks beautiful, expected to be huge palace like structure, but small place.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is OUR house. Built in the early 1800s to serve as the residence of the most powerful office in the world. Reservations required but easy to get if you plan ahead. The tour allows you to see the dining room, red, blue,, green rooms. This is still an active house so you MAY run into Mr. President while visiting.

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