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White House Visitors Center

1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
+1 202-208-1631
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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“visitor center” (57 reviews)
“gift shop” (48 reviews)
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1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
Downtown / Chinatown
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+1 202-208-1631
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"visitor center"
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"gift shop"
in 48 reviews
"christmas ornaments"
in 15 reviews
"virtual tour"
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"past presidents"
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"short film"
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"great insight"
in 5 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"the national park service"
in 7 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 6 reviews
"across the street"
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"on display"
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"video"
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"model"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This exhibition was really about how various people felt who lived in the White House and not about the functions of various departments in the White House which I was interested in, so if your time in DC is limited, go and have a look...More

Thank Georgina W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry. Bag checks on way in. Easy to manoeuvre layout. There’s a wall showing all the presidents, many of which I hadn’t heard of so found it very informative. Some of the insides of the white house - what some past presidents like to...More

Thank Godsgloriousworld
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Without having to go through the hassle of getting tickets to the White House itself, we were able to mosey into the Visitors Center on a whim and were treated to wonderful, diverse displays of artifacts and history of the White House and its inhabitants....More

1  Thank sunshinelover33
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is the best visitor center I have ever visited. Very informative. especially the 15 min video clip on the history of white house and the stay of various presidents. Highly recommended

1  Thank Nishith M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This small museum near the White House presents the history of the building and some of the more famous events that occurred there. As the home of the President and the Office of the President, it has evolved over time to accommodate both functions. We...More

Thank GoAlong2
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Small Cozy space where you can buy gifts for others. But more importantly unique in showing maps, letters, dinner choices and other items highlighting our Presidents and things that belonged to them or stories of them. Our History. A must see.

Thank leantha
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here quick while waiting for our Whitehouse tour. They had some interesting exhibits about the presidents and a gift shop. The Christmas ornament was neat at the gift shop, makes a great souvenir. They have clean public restrooms. The staff was very friendly...More

Thank RueMU
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Get the history of the White House here. Informative, spacious, with a small scale model to give you the big picture. There is also an opportunity to read about the personal views of some of it's former residents which helps to give a personal/insiders feel...More

Thank RecreationV
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Very good facility, with so much information about the Whitehouse. Displays, videos, all very good. Ask any of the National Park employees questions you may have, they were very helpful, and explained how to use the virtual tour display of the Whitehouse. Just a block...More

Thank Villagesre
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is a good place to stop before or after seeing the White House, however the exhibits are somewhat limited. Nice restrooms and gift shop for some unique items can be found here. Worth a stop if you're already visiting the White House.

Thank DM_1278
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Frances L
16 July 2017|
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Response from Gooner10_8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Frances : No, you don't need your Passport to gain entry to the "White House Visitor Center" - as other contributors have indicated, there is a security check, which includes a "scan" similar to that at an Airport. You... More
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Ben L
16 July 2017|
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Response from L Z | Reviewed this property |
Definitely NOT allowed to bring ANY food or drink inside. We had to pour out our water and toss any snacks that we had in our bags.
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Sandyap0811
31 March 2017|
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Response from BillandViv | Reviewed this property |
depends how long you want to study the exhibits but about an hour should see you through.
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