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The White House

Government Building, Historic Site, and Monument / Landmark
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Jeannie D.
    "Wave and say hi to our President lol"(51 Tips)
    Yeehhaa
    "Obama here... http://www.yeehhaa.com"(23 Tips)
    Donna L.
    "Enjoy the tour with reservations made well in advance."(36 Tips)
    Iulia O.
    "The view is amazing and the gardens are beautiful."(16 Tips)
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  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 5, 2013
    Don’t miss the White House beehive and the First Lady’s vegetable garden from the gate on the South Lawn. The bees pollinate White House plants and make honey for the first family and their guests.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 20, 2012
    If you ever get a chance to visit Washington D.C., the White House is a must see! My suggestion is to walk down the strip rather than have a taxi take you because there are tons of monuments to see!
  • The Bozzuto Group
    The Bozzuto GroupAugust 7, 2012
    If you want a tour, you have to coordinate with your local Congress office months in advance, but we enjoy taking it all in from the outside. Amazing landscape and a legendary building!
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostSeptember 13, 2013
    Did you know the movie 'The Butler' was based on a story by Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood? The real Cecil Gaines is Eugene Allen. He served 34 years for eight presidents in the White House. Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    Designed by James Hoban who won $500 commission. 2nd place went to John Collins who submitted entry under initials “A.Z.” AZ is speculated to actually be Thomas Jefferson. Full site history here<LINK> Read more
  • Iulia O.
    Iulia OpreaMarch 28, 2015
    That's the best place to see in Washington. The view is amazing and the gardens are beautiful.
    Upvoted May 15
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DemirelAugust 29, 2012
    Everyone should take a tour of the White House...but you'll need to make reservations in advance of your trip. Rather, you'll need to schedule your trip around the reservation. But highly worth it.
  • Promethean F.
    Depending on how you take the tour determines what you will see. Took the tour as a citizen, as a congressional intern, and as a staffer! The best time of the year to take tours is Jan/Feb.
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LorentApril 5, 2014
    Try to go in the morning! It gets really crowded in the afternoon (which makes it hard to find a good spot to take a picture)!
  • Mary N.
    Mary NamestnikNovember 28, 2015
    It's great if you love monuments and American history but the security is crazy. Protesters are very interesting. One has been there 25 years.
  • str
    strJuly 27, 2014
    have stg to eat and drink before you start the trip, there is no really quality food in the park, its worth to walk around though
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 12, 2014
    Good place to take a few pictures while waving to the president! Always a must see for anyone visiting DC!
  • Camilla H.
    Camilla HansenMay 8, 2016
    Beautiful place, if you are planning on going to DC try and book the tour, at least six month prior to your arrival.
  • Sandro D.
    The house is great, the actual tenant is questionable :) Don't think to get in and don't think to get any close cause you will not
  • Ankush S.
    Ankush SaxenaFebruary 15, 2013
    The residence of the President of The United States. They also offer tours, where guests are able to walk through the different state rooms of the residence.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RixJuly 25, 2012
    Take the time to walk all the way around, there are many beautiful things about where the White House is situated. Don't miss the kitchen garden either.
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 1, 2011
    President Ford, an avid swimmer, installed the pool and cabana in 1975. In 2002, President G.W. Bush renovated the cabana with a solar array to help heat the pool, spa, and running water.
  • Noel R.
    Noel RodriguezDecember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great open space. Usually not much to see other than the front of the White House and a few protestors now and then.
  • Mashable
    MashableAugust 16, 2011
    The White House isn't just a place you can check into anymore -- now you can follow it too. The White House posts historical information & tips about places President Obama has been and will visit. Read more
  • Sweet B.
    Sweet BoyNovember 27, 2013
    Not really much to see but you have to take a look... Don't forget to look at both the front and the back of the house... You get a good view from Lafayette Square...
  • Evren Y.
    Evren YigitAugust 28, 2016
    A nice place to shoot photos. Park in the front is beatiful.
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourNovember 3, 2011
    You can bring your cell phone with a camera into the WH but can't take pics inside. But you CAN take pics outside the entrance of the steps of WH before the front lawn.
  • IRD
    IRDMarch 25, 2013
    In 1917, suffragettes picketed outside the White House. A DC Methodist pastor spoke out against their actions as disrespectful (from "Methodism and Politics in the Twentieth Century" by Mark Tooley).
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisMay 13, 2016
    Email your congress person and arrange a tour. It's well worth the effort. How often do you get to tour The White House!
  • Skifchik
    SkifchikJune 4, 2016
    Maybe inside the building to the President and comfortable, but work in this environment of tourists, probably very difficult.
  • Corey S.
    Corey SimonSeptember 8, 2014
    Definitely worth the tour, remember you need to set it up months in advance, easiest to go through your representative.
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphMarch 12, 2013
    Hop on the Metro to Farragut West and follow Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. You may be lucky enough to see the President’s helicopter or the family dog, Bo, being take for his morning walk.
  • Fare Buzz
    Fare BuzzOctober 10, 2011
    Each American President since 1800 has lived in the White House, and each president has updated it to meet their needs. The Obamas have added their own personal touch with a vegetable garden!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 19, 2014
    I suggest taking your pictures from the North Lawn, the South Lawn view is distant and often closed to visitors.
  • Paul Allan U.
    Paul Allan UmaleDecember 10, 2012
    Completed in 1800, The White House is the oldest public building in Washington, DC and has been the home of every president except George Washington.https://foursquare.com/historychannel
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin McgrathJune 15, 2011
    Former president Harry S. Truman rebuilt the White House after his daughter's piano fell through the floor, and also added a new balcony to the South Portico. The renovations cost more than $5 millio
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.May 10, 2015
    It's a really big government building where the President lives. Good luck getting a great view. Oh and don't pretend that you might climb over the fence. They don't find it funny.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneyOctober 18, 2011
    Secret service is everywhere, the bushes, the roof... you name it. Be prepared. You may have to fight through a few tourists to get a good picture in.
  • Hoard's D.
    Hoard's DairymanSeptember 12, 2011
    In 1930, A. J. Glover, the second editor of Hoard's Dairyman magazine, was recognized by President Hoover as the man who had made the greatest contribution to American agriculture during the decade.
  • Donna L.
    Donna LedbetterMay 22, 2012
    The White House is a beautifully kept historic residence. Enjoy the tour with reservations made well in advance.
  • US National Archives
    Waffles were favorite breakfast treat at the Kennedy House. Want to learn more about presidential food? Come by the National Archives and check out our exhibit http://go.usa.gov/Drs Read more
  • DC Preservation League
    The first public building to be erected in Washington, the White House has been the home of every president since John Adams. The design of the house was by Irish-born architect James Hoban.
  • Elisabeth W.
    Elisabeth WhiteSeptember 16, 2011
    There's so much history there and you even get to see where they have state dinners so...not alot needs to be said really cause it's the White House.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    Completed in 1800, The White House is the oldest public building in Washington, DC and has been the home of every president except George Washington.
  • US National Archives
    As you drift around the rooms of the White House this July 4th, check out this cool declaration from President Franklin D. Roosevelt! How can you not feel patriotic after reading it? Read more
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 2, 2011
    Before the White House track was installed, President Clinton would jog through the streets of Washington DC. The fitness workout was shared with the Secret Service detail jogging along with him.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsJanuary 7, 2016
    Just make sure you get there ahead of time for your scheduled tour and bring your boarding pass.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    William Taft was the greatest president in the history of the United States. However no one is perfect, or fit. The day of his inauguration, this fat ass president actually got stuck in his bathtub.
  • Kim D.
    The Easter Egg Roll definitely can't be missed. I went as a child and took my kids last year. Security is a pain so bring water if it is hot.
  • Josh Harcus
    Josh HarcusAugust 16, 2011
    The White House has 132 rooms on 6 floors served by 3 elevators. There are 412 doors for privacy and 35 bathrooms. Have you been in every room?
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonDecember 9, 2015
    Take the time to submit your Public Tour request to your Congressional representative, it is worth it!You can do this 6 months in advance.
  • e a.
    e aJanuary 13, 2015
    7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fridays, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays. (Public) Guided tours have to be requested through your Representative/Senator (4-6 months in advance)
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    Scenic and historic views! I'm just blessed to have the experience!
  • Daryana
    DaryanaDecember 14, 2014
    #1 attraction in Washington DC. Around Christmas you can enjoy the beautiful Christmas tree)
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁October 4, 2014
    The home of US Presidents & one of the most spectacular & famous landmarks in the world
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