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1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good place to visit before your tour of the White House. Look around and time your entry to the White House tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vickima
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to visit the White House, you have to get tickets far in advance of your travel dates. This was a good alternative with information about the 1st families including pictures and items from their times in the White House

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank runinCO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The WH Visitors Center is one of those places you need to allocate time for in your trip to DC. There is so much history to read, displays to view and a don't forget to watch a video from the view of the first ladies....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kurt_Mich75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome surprise! Lots of history learned a lot about the White House and some of the inner workings. Must pass through security, no food or drink etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who would have thought you need to be vetted for a tour of the White House & this needs to be done through your embassy at least 2 months before, not us 🤦🏻‍♂️. We found this gem nearby that gave us a better understanding of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scotp393
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

This facility has exhibits, including a movie, that prepare you for the White House tour. However, if you cannot go on a tour this stop would be helpful in supporting research on the White House. The photos and exhibits are very well done. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melaney68
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Gives you a great insight into life in the White House and some of the things various presidents have owned over the years. Getting to sign the memorial book for President Bush was an extra special treat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susanne K
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

If you can’t get on the list to the visit/ tour the White House than trip to this visitor center is a very good substitute. Actually even if you can get on the list you should also visit this visitor center. They have s lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Since I was not a US National and had no Congressperson to nominate me for a visit to a tour of the White House, I settled on visiting the White House Visitor's Center. I was pleased with my decision to do this. It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chuiku2
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

It’s put together well with some interesting displays and I can appreciate the work and effort. The building is absolutely beautiful and the history of the building was interesting. That said, it was a waste of time. There are so many great things to do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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3 October 2018|
Response from theatremaria | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close at 4, so you need to exit by 4:00.
28 August 2018|
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Response from apatriot73 | Reviewed this property |
The answer is simple. You can take pics after the last security check point until you leave. You can not do video. At the last door where you leave , give enough space for yourself and others to leave before taking any... More