A stop at the White House Visitor Center is the next best thing to actually visiting the White House. Travelers can wander the interactive touchscreen exhibits and explore the halls of presidential artifacts on a tour of this popular center.
The easy-to-access destination showcases stories of past presidents and details of daily life inside America's most famous home. A short video details notable history and a well-stocked gift shop ensures travelers leave with a piece of America in hand.
The White House Visitor Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in the Department of Commerce Building and is accessible using the Metro Center or Federal Triangle Metro stops. Admission is free.