This might not even be a point of interest as we could not gain access the building is imposing and would likely give a real historical perspective if accessible
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Not much to do here other than a quick look. Building architecture is very strange and fairly ugly compared to the other government buildings in DC. You can't go inside so don't waste much time here when there are so many other worthwhile things to...More
This is just one very amazing old building in fact I would say it is the most interesting building in Washington for its architecture and its massive size. Very hard to believe this sits right next door to the White House because I have seen...More
This building is an active federal government office building. It is located next to the White House and has much security.
One of the most incredible buildings in Washington. Magnificent is the only word. I don't know if you can go inside on a tour, but if you can by the looks of it it would take days. I really admire the courage and vision of...More
Something different in the typical Federal Government Architecture - a little Gothic, but something different compared to the typical Greco-Roman architecture in DC. Have not been inside the building but always fascinated by this building when seeing the White House and surrounding areas.
The real home of the senior White House and NSC staff, the building is a beautiful 19th century rabbit warren of a building. Walking around it where you can gives you an interesting view into 19th century architecture. Was the War Department and the State...More
We did not go inside, but stood in awe and absorbed the architectual beauty from the outside. There were SS guards posted every few feet and were quite helpful in answering what questions that they could. Great for a walking tour!! Little kids would pribably...More