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White House Visitors Center: Tours & Tickets

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1450 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3029
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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 31 August 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 28 August 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 21 August 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 12 August 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 7 August 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 6 August 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
Thank NYCBabeRomford
Reviewed 5 August 2019

This ended up being a GREAT stop for the kids. There is a great deal to learn about the White House and the First Families. We spent more time than we would have imagined in there and enjoyed the exhibits and the film they show...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank F5love2travel
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

The centre is a large room, well thought out with lots of interactive displays spanning the whole history of the White House. It is very interesting, and well worth a visit. It is free to enter, and the staff were welcoming and helpful. There is...More

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