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Review of White House

White House
Ranked #71 of 431 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It was exciting idea to go to White House - president’s house and all. First, you have to request from your representative to get you a tour for the White House. They ask for your SSS and DOB. They release tour dates within 3 weeks or your arrival.
To get to the tour, you need to line up outside so dress appropriately. Then you go to a lot of security screenings to get inside. It’s a self guided tour of the east side. The house is pretty and spacious but I think the US Capitol has better paintings and structure. I was thinking it’ll be grand and impressive but I’ve seen Hearst Castle and houses in Galveston which are more grand and impressive. There are better information and displays in the White House Visitor Center.

Thank 466jenniferd
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the 2018 Easter Egg Roll on the South lawn. It was a great experience for everyone. The weather wasn't the greatest, damp and chilly, but it didn't put a damper on the happy faces of the kids. Things to do were the traditional egg roll, bowling, egg dying, book reading and characters walking around for photo ops. You can do everything in about 2 hours easy.

If come about an hour into your entrance time frame you won't have to wait long to get in.

Thank Eastcoast1
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Was very nice to be able to walk around the fenced area and take it all in. Thought the FDR house was a more impressive building from out side. Nice area to walk. If you want tour contact your congressman long before so you as a taxpayer may get to go in to the people’s house, cause it’s the only way in!, (same with capital and printing and engraving). Typical Washington bureaucracy, oh it’s the “people’s house” all around but don’t let you in! All lip service, an no substance! Sorry for rant but don’t know if be back, would have been nice to see.

Thank ejcen
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It is an amazing place to visit. Be prepared to go through multiple security stations and you can not bring bags or purses with you. You can only visit a few rooms starting in the East Wing and it is all self guided.some of the security guards would tell you about the room, it would have been helpful to have someone in each room to tell about the amazing art work and antiquics in each room. Be sure to schedule the tour well in advance of you visit.

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip. Though the White House is smaller than we thought it was, still beautiful! Loved all the trees in bloom and we got to see some of the South Lawn Easter Egg Roll which was very cool!

Thank RWG19
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