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The White House

The White House

Government Building, Historic Site, and Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20500, United States
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    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

The White House is the official residence & principal workplace of the President of the United States. The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 & 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. Residence of every U.S. president since John Adams.

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    Tejinder S.
    "Today Obama went to play golf again and did a 18 hole game :-)"(38 Tips)
    Julian K.
    "front of the White House and wave hello to Mr. President!"(56 Tips)
    Donna L.
    "Enjoy the tour with reservations made well in advance."(32 Tips)
    Iulia O.
    "The view is amazing and the gardens are beautiful."(7 Tips)

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  • jamesdkuhn

    This is beautiful house of Washington.everyone likes this

    jamesdkuhn · 6 days ago
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  • jamesdkuhn

    This is awesome houses of Washington.Everyone likes this

    jamesdkuhn · 6 days ago
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  • Rod K.

    The White houses is the awesome house in the Washington.Everyone like this house.

    Rod Kagy · 6 days ago
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  • Tony B.

    White House 1/20/2016

    Tony Barboza · 2 weeks ago
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  • André C.

    Beautiful place. It really is the center of the occidental world.

    André Cherin · 2 weeks ago
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  • Amir F.

    Worthy to visit once

    Amir Fadavi · 2 weeks ago
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  • Sam O.

    Fun fact - the British once burned this down after we invaded Canada

    Sam Odle · 2 weeks ago
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  • Yasin

    It's really cool that you can get close to the president's house that easily and take pictures there.

    Yasin · 2 weeks ago
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  • Allison K.

    Go early in the morning when there are less tourists

    Allison Kaminski · 3 weeks ago
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  • Brian W.

    Just make sure you get there ahead of time for your scheduled tour and bring your boarding pass.

    Brian Williams · January 7
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  • Celina M.

    Amazing house. Squirrels everywhere.

    Celina Mendoza · January 4
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  • Paul S.

    Cool house.

    Paul Solt · January 2
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  • Jay C' 🏉 H.

    Manifestants everywhere

    Jay C' 🏉 Huerta · December 30, 2015
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  • Maggie M.

    Awesome spot for photos.

    Maggie MacG · December 29, 2015
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  • Guy C.

    Looks just like it does on West Wing

    Guy Corbet · December 27, 2015
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  • Noel R.

    Great open space. Usually not much to see other than the front of the White House and a few protestors now and then.

    Noel Rodriguez · December 15, 2015
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  • jeyo

    Look at it through a fence, maybe you'll get lucky and see a helicopter do something. It's really just cool to be somewhere so meaningful.

    jeyo · December 14, 2015
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  • J. T.

    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.

    J. T. · December 13, 2015
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  • Christopher E.

    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.

    Christopher Erickson · December 9, 2015
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  • Zi Qing Z.

    US landmark

    Zi Qing Zhu · December 9, 2015
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  • @mrfboyer

    Great view from the lawn!

    @mrfboyer · December 7, 2015
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  • Elizabeth

    Nations capital 🇺🇸

    Elizabeth · December 2, 2015
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  • Peter d.

    Better view from the front, nice park around it

    Peter den Hartog · November 30, 2015
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  • Mary S.

    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.

    Mary Scott · November 28, 2015
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  • Steve S.

    Love the place, hate the security. That is our house.

    Steve Sill · November 13, 2015
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  • cansu u.

    Soo green!!

    cansu ugurlu · November 12, 2015
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  • Sharie B.

    Pretty underwhelming. I expected to see something more lol just a few people taking pictures. Not worth it I guess

    Sharie Beth · November 9, 2015
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  • Kirill K.

    Just White House

    Kirill Kukuruza · November 8, 2015
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  • Mike H.

    Hi Obama!!

    Mike Hopkins · November 3, 2015
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  • Joe C.

    Bigger in person. And closer to the street than you'd think. 🇺🇸

    Joe Cooper · November 1, 2015
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  • Marcin S.

    Looks exactly like on movies ;)

    Marcin S · October 29, 2015
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  • c c.

    The gardens and the food trucks around the park

    c contreras · October 27, 2015
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  • Anna S.

    A must in DC. Very impressive!

    Anna Sellem · October 20, 2015
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  • Sandra R.

    Red, white and blooming.

    Sandra Rubinchik · October 19, 2015
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  • Mikhaile Y.

    White House should be the house of corruption

    Mikhaile Yousefian · October 17, 2015
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  • Max P.

    The president is pretty nice, he gave me a high five and signed my cast.

    Max Pollack · October 17, 2015
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  • Paula F.

    It looks smaller than I was thinking.

    Paula Freire · October 8, 2015
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  • Amanda F.

    Go talk to Concepción Picciotto while you're there.

    Amanda Fagan · September 27, 2015
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  • Arne R.

    Wait for the presidents arrival

    Arne Rombouts · September 12, 2015
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  • Costa

    Good place to go on your break - sit on one of the benches in the park and people watch 😀

    Costa · September 7, 2015
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  • Dee D.

    Great for photo ops

    Dee Dee · August 11, 2015
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  • Victor H.

    Got to see the West Wing once. Amazing experience.

    Victor Holladay · July 31, 2015
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  • Daniel M.

    Missed the tour inside :( but from outside it's still very stylish

    Daniel Mokin · July 25, 2015
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  • John A.

    Definitely not to be missed. Reserve tickets well ahead of your trip.

    John Antos · July 20, 2015
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  • Manali B.

    It's lovely to see on a bright day!

    Manali Banerjee · July 16, 2015
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  • Melissa R.

    The President lives here.

    Melissa Reohr · July 15, 2015
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  • Jacob F.

    Every hour on the hour, Joe Biden runs around the yard making airplane sounds.

    Jacob Ford · July 13, 2015
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  • Brett G.

    Don't try landing a chopper on the front lawn. It is frowned upon.

    Brett Garwood · July 11, 2015
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  • Ozan A.

    Başkan Obama'ya denk gelirseniz elinizi sıkar ego yapmaz 😎🇺🇸🙏

    Ozan Aras Bingöl · July 11, 2015
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  • Fawaz A.

    The best place to be in Independence Day 🇺🇸

    Fawaz Almalik · July 4, 2015
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