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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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White House Outdoor Architectural and Political History Walking Tour
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The White House as a Home Walking Tour
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The White House as an Office Walking Tour

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If in Washington, a place to go and see. You cannot get close, but even across the road was a good. Very popular place.

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If in Washington, a place to go and see. You cannot get close, but even across the road was a good. Very popular place.

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All closed can't get anywhere near it save your feet. Take a pic from the Washington monument because u can't get any closer. Rude capital cops no idea why the road and side walk is closed. You have to walk almost all the way back to the Washington monument to get around fence. Sad! Sad! That's a must see but... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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The White House is not as impressive as other locations in DC. We could only see it from the mall area, but still it is an impressive site.

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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Don't miss seeing the White House at least once in your life. It is smaller than you might expect but there is still a big wow factor. Be prepared for waiting in line for quite a while to get in to the building once you arrive. And be advised that the tour does NOT start from the White House Visitor... More 

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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An absolutely majestic and royal view. A must see - at least once in your life time. DC in general and the area surrounding the White House is a really nice place to visit - history at its best.

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Visible from a fence and understandably well guarded, only pass through quickly for pictures and that's it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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I wasn't exactly smitten with it, and unless POTUS was on the front lawn then there really wasn't anything to see.

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Tampa, Florida
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If you go to DC you have to stop here and enjoy all the surrounding areas and park that this place offers..

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It was truly breathtaking and amazing to see the White House and the surrounding Historical landmark in Washington D C in person. My kids were taken aback as it appears much smaller in person as compared to when you see it on tv. My son was very pleased to have gotten a photo with one of the secret service agent... More 

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We requested tickets from our State Representative well in advance, and we were thrilled when we received word that we received passes. It's a relatively quick tour, though you can take your time. No bags or purses are allowed. You can take pictures though.

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