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1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-208-1631
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While you can only get an overall feel for the White House by visiting the perimeter of the property, the Visitor Center is where you can go to get all of the history of this land mark. Details on the planning, construction and expansion of...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very organized, clean, spacious enough to meandor through and read and see dispays. Very reasonably priced gift shop. Staff was very nice.

Thank donnaloub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling with young children, have them do the Junior Ranger program. Ask for the booklet at the information desk. This was an unplanned addition to our trip. We needed a drop off point for the Uber driver. I'm so glad we spent...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a worthy stop in DC! It just might be the only place that honors the executive branch with absolutely no partisanship. The video in the small theater was excellent and informative, well done! Whether you get a White House tour or not don’t...More

Thank Blazerfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the White House no longer being open apart from organised parties, this is the next best thing. It's small and won't take a long time to see, but it's actually quite entertaining. From the history of the building (I'm fond of the bit about...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We scheduled an hour to visit, but really only needed 30 minutes. Start with the film, about 10 minutes then look around at the displays, then check out the gift shop. Very few interactive displays, and some were out of order. Overall a bit of...More

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The security is very high for the minimal displays. After viewing others' reviews there is a video. We were unable to locate the video due to lack of signage. The exhibit and gift shop are not geared toward children.

Thank Seasluggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do not have access tickets to the White house itself, then this visitor centre is as close as the real thing. There are also clean bathrooms inside :) It gives you a good feel of the inside of the White house as well...More

Thank Arlene B
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Lots of information as well as several models of the White House. A great gift shop as well. Worth a visit if you want to know more about the White House.

Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

When researching all the stuff we wanted to do in DC, I never came across anyone mentioning this. We only happened to see it while we were on the bus for the night monuments tour. We had some extra time the next day so we...More

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8 May 2018|
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Response from asbrossard | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The answer is no. If you are looking into having nice pictures with the Oval Desk, you could do it at the wax museum, as we did, but for which you would need to pay an entry fee. They do professional photo sessions... More
Frances L
16 July 2017|
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Response from Gooner10-8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Frances : No, you don't need your Passport to gain entry to the "White House Visitor Center" - as other contributors have indicated, there is a security check, which includes a "scan" similar to that at an Airport. You... More
Ben L
16 July 2017|
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Response from L Z | Reviewed this property |
Definitely NOT allowed to bring ANY food or drink inside. We had to pour out our water and toss any snacks that we had in our bags.