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White House Visitors Center: Tours & Tickets

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1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-208-1631
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this place due to no White House tour tickets being available for our trip. We were looking around the gift shop and were approached by a very sweet lady who worked there. She asked for the kids names and the year they...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great displays and staff. Be sure to use restrooms here before your reserved tour at White House as no public restrooms at White House.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank casper684
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another must whilst in Washington, the visitors centre features many interactive exhibits, a large scale model of the White House and wonderful photographs of previous presidents together with famous events that had happened at the White House, there is a White House Historical...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GPTravel73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We submitted our paperwork several weeks before arriving here. Security was high. Went by several security people before going inside to the tour. Be ready to take off your belt to get thru security. Lots of history here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ed O
Reviewed August 31, 2019

So many checkpoints to pass thru before entering East Wing only. A lot of portraits were off the walls for painting. Lines move at a snails pace while kids block doorways and take selfies. Overall I would get a private tour or pass entirely. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Grumpyforever
Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

We visited Washington DC to see the monuments and sights. I was expecting a lot mot from this. It was small with a few models and artefacts. We found it boring.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 1weetwood
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in here before our White House visit. It was really a nice place to learn a little extra about the White House. When we got there, Alice offered her help. BOY I couldn’t have asked for anyone more informed, pleasant and helpful. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

the Whitehouse visitors centre itself was well maintained and informative..but the security staff are the first you see off this attraction and we found them to be very rude..which was not necessary

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tania P
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

This was a glimpse of the role of the White House and it’s inhabitants over time. Full of information and stories, this museum showcases the challenges and opportunities that come with living and working in the White House. Also, the building hosting this visitors center...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I first thought that this was mainly for people visiting the White House, but it is actually a good place to visit for those who either don't have time to visit the White House or if you've not allowed enough time to apply to visit....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 27, 2019|
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Response from Steve-and-Andie | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everything Graham 7720 says above.
October 3, 2018|
Response from theatremaria | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close at 4, so you need to exit by 4:00.