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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This facility has exhibits, including a movie, that prepare you for the White House tour. However, if you cannot go on a tour this stop would be helpful in supporting research on the White House. The photos and exhibits are very well done. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melaney68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives you a great insight into life in the White House and some of the things various presidents have owned over the years. Getting to sign the memorial book for President Bush was an extra special treat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susanne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can’t get on the list to the visit/ tour the White House than trip to this visitor center is a very good substitute. Actually even if you can get on the list you should also visit this visitor center. They have s lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I was not a US National and had no Congressperson to nominate me for a visit to a tour of the White House, I settled on visiting the White House Visitor's Center. I was pleased with my decision to do this. It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chuiku2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s put together well with some interesting displays and I can appreciate the work and effort. The building is absolutely beautiful and the history of the building was interesting. That said, it was a waste of time. There are so many great things to do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thechelle218
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I've been here before, several times, and have greatly appreciated the excellent informational presentations. This time around, I simply wanted to visit the Store/Shop to do some "Repeat Purchases", and also see what was "new" in their "Offering". The Security Staff at the entrance were,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gooner10-8
Reviewed 28 October 2018

In my opinion, the best part of the WHVC was the model of the WH with interactive displays in the middle of the Center. If you are scheduled for a WH Tour, I recommend doing the VC prior to the self-guided walking tour as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sheiksan
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

It’s not the White House but definitely gives you a bit of an insight into the place and life as a resident there over the years. Disappointingly it seemed quite a few of the interactive displays were out of order when we visited. Also, other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MS11M22S
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Since I am not an American, I was not permitted to tour the White House, as such the White House Visitor Center became my White House visit. There is some interesting artifacts here, and a gift shop where it was easy to spend money in....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Traveling with a tour group of 48, this was a very pleasant visit during our trip to D.C. Great audio-visual presentation and displays were wonderful. Great gift shop for those who need to shop !! Very tasteful and not overly crowded when we visited. Pleasant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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aideenr2014
4 October 2018|
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Response from theatremaria | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close at 4, so you need to exit by 4:00.
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The answer is simple. You can take pics after the last security check point until you leave. You can not do video. At the last door where you leave , give enough space for yourself and others to leave before taking any... More
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