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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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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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DC After Dark, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Small Group Moonlight Tour of DC, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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The White House as an Office Walking Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour, Washington DC, Walking Tours
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour

A private narrated tour is ideal for those who want to sit back, be chauffeured, and learn about the city at the ease of our drivers and fun tour guides. ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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The White House as a Home Walking Tour, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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The White House as a Home Walking Tour

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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