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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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“gift shop” (47 reviews)
1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-208-1631
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The White House visitor center has a lot of history and displays to check out. They also have a great gift shop with things you can't get anywhere else.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We found the center very interesting and easy to navigate. What was disappointing, puzzling, and even irritating was the absence of any mention of our present president. In fact, the wall of presidential portraits (located outside the rest rooms) included all presidents up to, and...More

Thank debra6072017
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The White House Visitors center will give you a decent overview of the history of the President's home. There are a few artifacts from different presidencies in the visitor center.

Thank chuckie_css
Reviewed 1 October 2017

You can buy the really cool Christmas ornaments here for at least the last 20 years & other fun things along with high quality pieces. Their is a lot of interactive displays also.

1  Thank freddiecat7
Reviewed 30 September 2017

good place to head before the WH tour of if you are unable to get tix to WH, Nice gift shop with christmas ornaments for WH different for every yr. good exhibits in visitor ctr

Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you have a scheduled White House Tour make sure you visit the V.C across the street before your tour to use the restroom and read up on the history. Also make sure you visit after your tour to buy gifts and souvineers in the...More

1  Thank RyanAndTiffany
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We thought the this was a very interesting and informative visit and spent a couple of hours here. Nice to be able to see what goes on behind the scenes and to learn about some of the former Presidents and their wires.

Thank TorchyPyrford
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The White House Visitors Center is clean, with lots of space, and a couple of interesting items. While we didn't watch the whole 15? min film, what we saw was good. This place has a LOT OF READING - so if you are going to...More

Thank tressed
Reviewed 5 September 2017

They have all of the answers. Where to see most things on your list. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, maps to help. Always busy bu satffed to get the questions answered fats.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Week laid out and very informative, with lots of good information about the White House. We made a number of purchases at the excellent gift shop. We were slightly concerned at the completely disinterested attitude of the security staff when we arrived. Seemed surprising in...More

Thank John Campbell H
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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
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.
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.