White House, Washington DC

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The simple name is doesn’t match the power that comes with White House. This recognizable house serves as the home and workplace of the president of the United States. Originally completed in 1800, the building has housed every U.S. President. Its exterior showcases Neoclassical architectural style, including Greek columns and its signature white facade. The complex itself contains the presidential residence, the West and East Wings, and an executive office building. The Oval Office within the West Wing hosts many of the president's daily meetings and acts as the nerve center for the entire building. To tour the White House, you must arrange your visit through a Member of Congress. Tour reservations are extremely limited. Even if you can't go on a tour, be sure to walk by to see the exterior of this famous residence. To visit White House and get the most from your holiday in Washington DC, create itinerary details personal to you using our Washington DC tour itinerary planner .
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  • Even if you can not see the house in close distance (more and more security barriers set up over time), it is still an important place to visit. You might be disappointed by the size of the house whic...  more »
  • Be in Washington and do not show this place is impossible. In fact, the White House turned out to be not quite large))) had previously seen only on television, where it seemed to me a lot more)))
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  • Have to apply a few months ahead of time with your local House representative. If you are granted a ticket you get a short tour of the White House (starting in the east wing and going though a handful...  more »
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  • A magnificent edifice and structure. It's fully white in color, looks very pretty and beautiful. It's a historical place. It's a Landmark in The United States of America being home and office of the current President of the United States of America. It's tagged under heritage category. It's a gigantic structure. Has many spacious rooms. Tourists can have a tour of the spacious White house during certain days and timings mentioned. Very huge, majestic, magnificent, vibrant. During Christmas it's decorated tastefully with 18,000 lights in the full campus. Huge campus and lawns. The US President takes his morning walks here and jogs here too. Marvelous indeed!
  • It is a thrill to be in the mansion that has been such a part of history. The house was all decorated for Christmas which made it extra special and beautiful. Be prepared to go through the most intensive security of your life, three separate checkpoints, secret service everywhere, along with large crowds. Make sure you pay attention to the online instructions before going as to what you can and cannot bring with you
  • Very cool experience! Not everyone is as privileged as Americans and tourists visiting America are to be able to tour the residence of their country's leader, so be sure to take advantage of it if you can! The White House is beautiful and awe-inspiring. The staff all do their job well to protect our nation's leader and to make you feel comfortable during your visit. I toured during the holiday season, so the residence was splendidly decorated with Christmas-themed food and decor. Regardless of when you visit, you will enjoy seeing first-hand one of the most important buildings in the world and one of the most iconic American landmarks.
  • Yesterday I visited the White House at 8:30am and it was not only stunning but the staff and Secret Service Police were beyond professional, polite and helpful. I've interacted with at lest 8 secret service officers and each one was just simply amazing. True Patriots. The White House is like out of a movie, full of history and inner beauties. Thanks for the staff at the White House for a great tour. I hope I can go back again. A.S.
  • We could all ask for better a occupant of The Magnificent White House. But that aside the tour was great. Nice place to see and very historic. It is neat to see the solid gold toilet where fake news is created every morning.....

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Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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