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  • Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C., USA
  • Hours: White House Visitor Center: 7:30am - 4pm every day
  • Admission: Free
Undoubtedly Washington DC's most famous landmark, the White House serves as both a home and a symbol of America. Every US president since John Adams has made this 132-room mansion his home, and its stature has only grown over the years. No longer a mere residence, it's now the central icon of the American presidency.

Inside the house, highlights include the Gold-and-White East Room, where presidential receptions and galas are held; the Green Room, which was once Thomas Jefferson's dining room but today is used as a sitting room; and the Oval Blue Room, the setting for the White House Christmas tree. There is also the Red Room, primarily used for afternoon tea, and the State Dining Room, where dinners and luncheons are held.

Unfortunately, tourists are unable to step inside the White House. While the grounds are occasionally opened for special events such as the Easter Egg Roll, held every Easter Monday for kids ages to 3 to 6, the stately home is most often admired from afar. In lieu of stepping inside, travelers can catch sight of the structure from behind the front gates or head to the White House Visitors Center to browse exhibits, watch historic reenactments and take a video tour.

Practical Info

A core DC attraction, the White House is only a couple of blocks away from the National Mall.

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DC City Tour by Bus with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch, Washington DC, null
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DC City Tour by Bus with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Beat the long entrance lines and see some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC on this full-day sightseeing extravaganza. Enjoy priority entry ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
White House Outdoor Architectural and Political History Walking Tour, Washington DC, Skip-the-Line ... 
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White House Outdoor Architectural and Political History Walking Tour

Enjoy this unique and informative outdoor walking tour outside the gates of the White House and its immediate environs, enabling tour participants to observe ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.00
Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up, Washington DC, Walking Tours
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Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

Explore the popular monuments in Washington, DC with this guided, 3-hour tour of the National Mall at night. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
DC After Dark, Washington DC, Night Tours
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DC After Dark

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington, DC at night on this guided, 2-hour, small-group sightseeing tour. Hop on board a motor coach or ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Viator Exclusive: Presidential Inauguration Preview Tour in Washington DC, Washington DC, City Tours
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Viator Exclusive: Presidential Inauguration Preview Tour in Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Follow in the footsteps of elected presidents' Inauguration Day on this unique tour of Washington DC. See where the president takes the oath of office at the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.99
Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour

Enjoy all the sites of our nation's capital from the luxury of your premium Sedan, SUV, or a 15-passenger van on a 2 hour guided tour of Washington DC. Start ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.99
Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most-famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington, DC on this guided, 3-hour, walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore the best of Washington, DC with a guided, 6-hour bus and walking tour of the city's top sites. This exciting tour includes a (seasonal) river cruise ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Private DC Monuments at Night Biking Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Private DC Monuments at Night Biking Tour

Cycle through the safest trails and bike lanes of DC with your own private guide as you experience the monuments at night! With fewer tourists and light ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $299.00

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