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White House Visitors Center

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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
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US$ 39.95*
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour Includes Guided Tour of Arlington...
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Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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An alternative to seeing the White House

Wanted to see the White House but you have to book days in advance. This is an informative experience with lots of interesting things to see and things to learn. A shirt film adds... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to see the White House but you have to book days in advance. This is an informative experience with lots of interesting things to see and things to learn. A shirt film adds to the experience.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little museum about the White House. Worth a visit. Take a little time to look around. In the gift store you can buy the past years official White House Christmas Ornaments.

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a good hour here looking at all the memorabilia and information. very interesting and informative .

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great launching point before and after the tour of the White House I had arranged through local Senator

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the White House from the outside and then learnt a lot more by dropping by the visitor centre ,great insight to the history of this grand building and the people who have occupied it,really expanded our experience of the place .

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Thank den-rick71
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The secret service surrounding the White House referred us here and we were so thankful they did! We easily spent 2 lovely hours exploring this great place. It is modern and well done. Full of history of this impressive building done in a nonpolitical way. We learned so much both about the building and its residents that we had never... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why in the world would a woman need to take off her belt to get into a gift shop? The security guards are on a power trip similar to the cop that pulled the man off the airplane. I turned around and left without entering or surrendering any of my dollars to the White House Visitors Center.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but headed here on our way to staring at the White House as you have to do while in DC More there than I thought. Some excellent displays and memorabilia. Good history of the house, the presidents that lived there, some there said it offered more than the tour itself. Wasn't crowded and is close... More 

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Destin, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great shop near the White House. You can get some exquisite souvenirs, china, Christmas ornaments, books. There is something for everyone here, and the prices are very reasonable!

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our bus tour did not include a visit to the White House so this was an interesting alternative. The museum is just lovely and has many artifacts and interesting relics. The video of the many family members who have occupied the White house was very well done and pignant at times. The gift shop had some interesting items, some rather... More 

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