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First time visit to the White House after multiple trips to DC. We were given a tour time of 12:30 but were turned away because one of the members of our party had a bag. Informed by the security guard the nearest lockers were at...More
Totally kidding about the wall, but they are building a bigger fence. Not sure how long it's going to take, but they had barricades up, so you weren't able to go up as close as you would normally. The White House is absolutely stunning though....More
The White House was definitely not what I wanted in expectations. It looks beautiful yes, but fenced and covered front due to remodeling the grounds. There seemed to be a huge secret service and police presence, more than one would expect. Of course, I was...More
We had an early tour time of 9 am. Expect security checks (4) and body/bag checks. You can take your cell phone in for photos but no recordings. A lot of changes since I last visited in 1983. Back then there was a tour guide...More
They are currently installing a much taller fence in front of the White House. This fence once completed with obstruct the view of the House even more than it is currently with the current fence. It was very frustrating for us to try to see...More
We were not able to get on a tour of the inside of the White House, but were able to view the building and south lawn through the fence. The original building, constructed largely by enslaved Africans, has been added on to and renovated through...More
Any visit to DC would be incomplete without a visit to the White House. You can always snap a few photos from outside, but visiting inside requires some advance planning. You need to contact your Congressman at least 21 days in advance and as much...More
Response from jarabun67 | Reviewed this property |
Contact your Congressman. They will have a person who handles the requests for a tour. You need to do it as soon as you can, 90 days prior to your visit. There are limited spots and they fill up quickly.