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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“visitor center” (57 reviews)
“gift shop” (52 reviews)
LOCATION
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 52 reviews
"christmas ornaments"
in 15 reviews
"past presidents"
in 17 reviews
"virtual tour"
in 11 reviews
"short film"
in 15 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"the national park service"
in 7 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 8 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"across the street"
in 10 reviews
"video"
in 67 reviews
"model"
in 38 reviews
"information"
in 107 reviews
"history"
in 118 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of information as well as several models of the White House. A great gift shop as well. Worth a visit if you want to know more about the White House.

Thank Stacy W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When researching all the stuff we wanted to do in DC, I never came across anyone mentioning this. We only happened to see it while we were on the bus for the night monuments tour. We had some extra time the next day so we...More

1  Thank 296brandya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We honestly stopped so we could use the bathroom and had to go through tight security just to get there. There were some nice displays set-up, but it wasn't as large as I had expected.

Thank J D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 9/11, it's much harder for the public to visit the White House. This visitor center comes as close as you can get to seeing the inside of the White House without actually setting foot inside the building. There are 360 degree views of famous...More

Thank panpanda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving in the City early afternoon on a Saturday, we were looking to pop into a visitor centre for some maps and guide books. We discovered that the only centre open on Saturday pm was this one and strolled down to learn that it only...More

1  Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice way to see the inside of the White House. Good variety. Beautiful ceilings lots of history. Was disappointed in some of the displays not working and bathrooms run down. Short stop.

Thank Americantravel17
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could not get an inside tour of the White House for the dates of my travel because I realized too late you need to make those requests in advance. Decided to go to the Visitors Center instead and was pleasantly surprised. A lot of information...More

1  Thank danielmO5972GT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic visitor’s centre, one of the best I’ve been to! There’s multiple exhibits detailing different aspects of the White House and presidents’ history as well as lots of artefacts. It’s completely free, you just need to go through airport style security to get...More

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After several trips to DC, we were finally able to check out the WH Visitor's Center, good call, it was great! There is a lot of information that you can learn on this single level "museum" with lots of very interesting exhibits. There is a...More

Thank hugs4u
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

If you can't get a tour to hear all the information about the white house or you don't want to follow a group of people around all day then stop here. There is a lot of information and historical items of the white house. It...More

Thank Hazel W
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Clareymacagram
7 May 2018|
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Response from asbrossard | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The answer is no. If you are looking into having nice pictures with the Oval Desk, you could do it at the wax museum, as we did, but for which you would need to pay an entry fee. They do professional photo sessions... More
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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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