White House Pennsylvania Avenue and National Archives Walking Tour

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White House Pennsylvania Avenue and National Archives Walking Tour
Detail Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
Reserved National Archives Access!
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The White House and National Archives tour takes you up and down Pennsylvania Avenue so that you could see the beauty of the city and see how amazing the national archives are. There is a White House tour that you could take at any time, and you must have a look at the archives with help from a tour guide.

The tour guide has been to these locations many times, and they will let you know what you could do after the tour ends. The tour guide might point out parts of both the White House and the archives that you will like most, and it would be wise for you to use the tour to learn the city.

You also need to see if you can get some help learning this town. You are allowed to take pictures as you walk up and down the street, and you also need to see if you could have them point out the places to eat and drink. This is the best thing that you can do to be certain that you know this city and get to see both the seat of government and records of our country's history.

This is a tour that has tickets online, and you must get the group discount for all the people who might come along with you. The tour is less expensive than most, and it gives you a great overview of this city.

There are many people who will take this tour so that they can see Washington in a new way and get into the halls of power.
Take a stroll down America's Main Street and see some of the most iconic sites in the country, including the most famous address in the world: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Your tour will begin by visiting Lafayette Park to learn about history and scandals behind the President's early neighbors.

After visiting the outside of the White House, we'll walk right down Pennsylvania Avenue taking in the history of the famed thoroughfare. Hear all about the crazy history of the Avenue's citizens throughout the years including soldiers, politicians, thieves, and even ladies of the night!

Your tour will conclude with reserved access to the National Archives, home to the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and many more iconic documents our country is built on. Often the security line outside the National Archives can stretch around the building and be over an hour long! But, with your tour, you'll zoom right by skip the security line, getting you inside sooner. Your guide will depart here allowing you to visit the National Archives at your own pace.

Pickup & Return:

  • The tour will meet at the McPherson Square Metro Station (Orange and Blue Line) at Vermont Avenue and I (Eye) Street NW
  • There are two exits to the McPherson Square Metro Station, look for signs directing you to the Vermont and I (Eye) Street Exit.

The tour will include at the National Archives where you can tour at your own pace. The National Archives is located at 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW.


  • Guide
  • Reserved Access ticket to National Archives

Does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This tour includes about 1.5 miles of walking over roughly 2 hours. Participants are encouraged to be able to walk/stand for the duration of the tour. 
  • Tours run rain or shine. Umbrellas or rain jackets are recommended on days where rain may be in the forecast. 

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