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A Guide to Visiting The White House

Visiting the The White House can be the highlight of any visit to Washington. Free and open to the public, tours offer a glimpse into the lives of the first family and an inside look at American politics. Tours are limited and all requests must be made through one's Member of Congress, so it's best to plan as far ahead as possible. Along with a tour of the US Capitol Building and The National Mall, a tour of The White House is one of the top attractions in DC.
 

Details

Prices -

 Free
 

Hours -

 7:30 am - 11:30 am (Tue. - Thu.) 7:30 am - 1:30 pm (Fri. -Sat.)
 

Events

  • Christmas at The White House
  • Easter Egg Roll
  • National Thanksgiving Presentation
 
 

Activities

  • Guided Tours
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Souvenirs
  • Education
  • Photo Ops
 

FAQs

  • Can I tour the White House?

    Yes, tours of The White House can be pre-arranged by contacting your member of Congress. Keep in mind that tours are limited and are first-come first-serve, so it’s best to plan far in advance. Requests can be submitted up to three months in advance and must be submitted no less than 21 days in advance.
  • Can I tour the White House gardens?

    In April and October every year, a limited number of White House garden tours are offered on weekends. Visitors can tour the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, White House Kitchen Garden and South Lawn of the White House. The Rose Garden can be viewed from inside The White House during regular tours.
 

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