Trip Planner:   USA  /  District of Columbia  /  Washington DC  /  White House

White House, Washington DC

Government Building · Tourist Spot
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including White House

Tours to White House

White House reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
8,119 reviews
  • before the pandemic, Pennsylvania Ave was open to the public and you could get right up to the gate. Now, you can't even get on the street next to the White House. Nevertheless, it's a must do and...  more »
  • I only went for Photo Ops, its difficult to get a tour, as you have to reserve 2 weeks in advance from your local representative, If you want the best photos, you need to go early, like before...  more »
  • a tip- go on the lafayette square side of the white house. although you wouldnt see the side of the building you would see on tv, you can get a muchhh better picture compared to the other side (which....  more »
  • It was very cool to see the White House! It's nice seeing where the President lives. I recommend visiting the important building. (Please note that we did not actually enter the White House's interior, we only saw the outside.). A must see when you visit DC! I was overwhelmed with how incredible and noteworthy this place is! We also got to see the president fly over which was pretty cool!
  • Try and obtain a White House tour by contacting your congress person’s office in advance. Or if you happen to know any Secret Service Agents, then maybe you can expedite the ticketing process. The tour is high security (obviously) and, once you’re inside you are able to roam through the White House East Wing in designated rooms. You’ll enjoy an historic experience as you view portraits, hear stories, and enjoy the weightiness of the place itself. A friend who we joined had gone during Christmas season and highly recommends a visit then!
  • This is a great place to visit if you're in DC for the sites. It's such an important historical site. Make sure to plan your trip and get a reservation a few weeks or even months ahead of time for a tour. It's always crowded in the summer and you might have to wait in line for a while to get through the security checkpoints, but just seeing it from the inside is worth it. Seeing it from the street is nothing like seeing it up close and walking through the building.
  • Visiting the White House was a highlight of our trip to D.C. To know our nations history and see all of the portraits and photos of the families that have served our nation was inspiring. It is worth the effort to get a tour. I am so grateful that the peoples house is open for the American people to have a glimpse into the lives of our nations leaders. May God Bless This Home and All Who Enter.
  • 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!

Plan your trip to Washington DC

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.