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White House

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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
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+1 202-208-1631
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also...

One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.

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US$59.99*
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Viator Exclusive: Presidential Inauguration Preview Tour in Washington DC
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US$45.00*
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DC After Dark
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US$64.00*
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Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

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The Iconic House

It's the place where the world's leader resides. The home of the president of United States of America.Beautiful and huge white colored castle surrounded with lovely gardens. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's the place where the world's leader resides. The home of the president of United States of America.Beautiful and huge white colored castle surrounded with lovely gardens. A legendary spot that you don't want to miss when in Washington DC.

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again I visited this spot twice, in the evening and in the morning. Unfortunately there was a construction work in the morning so I failed to take picture from the front of the building. The white color in the evening was amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is farther from the street than I thought. Very cool! There is a ton of people gathering in front, so patience on picture taking.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very beautiful building with nice gardens around. Visited as a part of hop-on hop-off tour and saw the White House only from outside. A must visit during Washington tour.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No tours of the WH during January, but the visitors center was a pretty good stop. Lots of history, some good movies about the inside. Overall, a good stop. We were unable to take many exterior pics from the fences around the WH due to setting up (over a week early??!!) for the next Inauguration, so that was a bit... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens and feels like walking back in time. The buildings has an old feel to it but in a good way.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was amazed that we were able to get as close as we did. It's not like it used to be of course but the best photos can be had from across the south lawn.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a stunning place, magnificent white with beautiful gardens and the most amazing rooms and furniture, the art is incredible and the carpets even more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in awe i can only tell you, you come in from the East Wing and as your coming around the giant pillars from the side are amazing. Once you get through the security check points, you there! The hard wood floors polished kept so clean, the walls so clean, you can see everything is maintained. You start to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely a must see in Washington! although at the time there was some construction which made it difficult to get a good picture, which sucked. but awesome to say i have seen the white house and where the president lives

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