Touring the White House
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While the home of our President most be protected by the utmost in security measures at all times, that's not to say that you're not invited to visit. However, one must go through quite a process if they are interested in stepping foot in the famed White House. We've posted the current guidelines for visiting the White House below, to help you easily complete your plans for visiting Washington DC.
White House Tour Guidelines
- Must be part of a group of ten or more individuals.
- Must send a request through your state's Member of Congress.
- Requests are accepted up to six months in advance.
- Requests are typically responded to within one month of requested tour date.
- All White House Tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.
- For the most current information on White House Tours, call 202-456-7041.
While it is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience to tour the inside of the White House, as can be seen, it can be an extremely difficult procedure. However, for those that would like an easier time of planning will find a variety of sightseeing tours that stop by the White House Visitor's Center. As with the actual White House Tours, visits to the White House Visitor's Center are also subject to last minute cancellation, though the booking process is infinitely easier, and with the tours you'll still be taken to numerous other popular sites in Washington DC to ensure that your plans are not completely ruined.
Tours Visiting the White House Visitor's Center
The Old Town Trolley Narrated Tour offers hop-on/hop-off privileges for a flexible tour option that stops by the White House Visitor's Center. Aside from visiting the White House Visitor's Center, the Old Town Trolley Narrated Tour also makes stops at, or offers views of, sites including U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial and numerous other popular landmarks throughout the DC area.
The All Day Washington DC Interior Buildings Tour is just that — a full nine hour tour experience that offers an encompassing look at Washington DC. As with every tour on this list, you'll stop at the White House Visitor's Center, though will also stop at other unique locations including Ford's Theatre, Peterson House, World War 2 Memorial, American History Museum, U.S. Capitol and National Air and Space Museum. Additionally, you'll find views of may other sites including the FBI Building, Washington Monument, Library of Congress and much more.
Two Day Grand Tour
Those wanting a full look at Washington DC will find the Two Day Grand Tour to be just the ticket. Offering two nine hour days of sightseeing, you'll feel as if Washington DC is your home town. Tour stops include the White House Visitor's Center, the stops along the All Day Washington DC Interior Buildings Tour, and more. And just as with the tour stops, you'll find the same views from the All Day Tour and then some along the Two Day Grand Tour for a complete look at our nation's capital.