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Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
Phone Number: +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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Viator Exclusive: Presidential Inauguration Preview Tour in Washington DC

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Its symbology is more powerful than its physical looks

Didn't get to see much of it because it was all blocked off to build the inauguration viewing area and bleachers for the Trump Inauguration to take place in a few weeks.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to tour the inside of the White House. Our visit happened after the election so there were construction people setting up the stage for the inauguration. It was very exciting and inspiring to see the inside of the home of where our country's Presidents live. At the end of our tour, we caught a glimpse of... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't get to see much of it because it was all blocked off to build the inauguration viewing area and bleachers for the Trump Inauguration to take place in a few weeks.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw it from further away than past trips but still better than a TV show - seemed appropriate to see it on election day and it is so symbolic - while the world waits to see the future, the white House will remain and always be a symbol.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Felt honoured and humble to see it for real after so many news shots, movies and TV progs. We got as close as you can from the north and south and hit the best pics we could through the trees and fence, not to mention the stand they are building to the north for the January inauguration. Impressive to see... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we went, there was construction going on, and it was impossible to come close. The white house is a beautiful building otherwise.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tours of the White House itself are difficult to get and must be planned ahead. But someone told us that the Visitors Center is worth a stop and they were right. It is well laid out with exhibits showing the various functions of the White House (home, office, public space) as well as the history of the building. Lots of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Again you have to look at from a distance although you can organise a close up visit in advance. For me the gardens need a bit of work which is surprising for a place that gets so much publicity.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting the area for our Family Reunion, we toured the White House . This stop was definitely on my bucket list. Amazing views from inside and we took great pictures .

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, a must for anyone coming to Washington .. we were fortunate to have a private tour for which we were able visit and see some once in a life time sights

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It made me feel like I was on TV. The front was fabulous but people were constantly in front of it so I had a HARD time getting a good shot. in all, it was well worth the visit.

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