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The White House

Government Building, Historic Site, and Monument / Landmark
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Yeehhaa
    "Obama here... http://www.yeehhaa.com"(38 Tips)
    Jeannie D.
    "Wave and say hi to our President lol"(57 Tips)
    Donna L.
    "Enjoy the tour with reservations made well in advance."(35 Tips)
    Iulia O.
    "The view is amazing and the gardens are beautiful."(7 Tips)
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  • Skifchik
    SkifchikJune 4
    Maybe inside the building to the President and comfortable, but work in this environment of tourists, probably very difficult.
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • Norman E.
    Email your congress person and arrange a tour. It's well worth the effort. How often do you get to tour The White House!
  • Camilla H.
    Beautiful place, if you are planning on going to DC try and book the tour, at least six month prior to your arrival.
  • Noel R.
    Noel RodriguezDecember 15, 2015
    Great open space. Usually not much to see other than the front of the White House and a few protestors now and then.
  • J. T.
    J. T.December 13, 2015
    Took a tour inside. The time we went they weren't allowing pictures until you got outside. We wrote our congressman about a month ahead of our trip for tickets. Had to go through a background check.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted May 9
  • 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.
  • Iulia O.
    Iulia OpreaMarch 28, 2015
    That's the best place to see in Washington. The view is amazing and the gardens are beautiful.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    Ask the secret service guards to tell you interesting stories. They have some gems hidden within them. But don't ask about Katy Perry. Just don't.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandApril 11, 2014
    Once long time ago I think they did tours, don't know if they still do😕. Anyhow, u will find tourists, protesters milling about. And the ninja security, so save urself the belly ache & act normal 😂
  • 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)!
  • 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...
  • Health F.
    Health FoodOctober 18, 2013
    Growing Importance of Naturopathy in Sydney -There are various fields that are open for specialization for a naturopath and he can choose either one or more out of them. Read more
  • 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
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 3
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Adil S.
    Adil SiddiqueApril 28, 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsOctober 8, 2011
    If you want a tour, book early. They require a month or more to confirm, then you can be denied when you get here. Just prepare early.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 13, 2011
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • China Daily USA
    China Daily USAMarch 24, 2011
    Larry Summers, the former director of the National Economic Council for Obama, said nations must move "past the idea that the prosperity of one country is a threat to the prosperity of others". Read more
  • DC Preservation League
    When the White House and its flanking Executive Offices were completed in 1800, the surrounding grounds were left unfinished for lack of funds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJanuary 2, 2011
    I have to check it out again the next time I'm in DC. The Bushies ruined my last experience, it was a waste of time with no tours. It was a major disappointment when compared with the tour during Pr
  • 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.
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