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White House at Washington, DC
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The White House

Situated on Pennsylvania Avenue just 9 blocks away from our DC hotel, this historic residence is an impressive building and the home of the United States President. White House visit tickets must be arranged at least 21 days in advance through your Member of Congress. You can tour the incredible structure, see beautiful furnishings and artwork, and maybe even see the President himself while you are there.

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Free (tours)

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Tours, holiday celebrations, special events

Activities

  • See the President - if you're lucky
  • Sign up for a free tour
  • Join in a holiday celebration
  • Peruse historic artwork and furniture

Holiday Celebrations

Numerous holidays are celebrated at the White House. Easter is commemorated with a popular Egg Roll on the lawn, and Christmas features a beautiful tree in the Blue Room plus special décor and a gingerbread house. You’ll also find Hanukkah festivities and the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey.

White House Tours

Wondering how to visit the White House? You must submit your tour request through your Member of Congress. These tours are self-guided and take place Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are free and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. They must be arranged at least 21 days in advance.

FAQs

  • What artwork will I see in the White House?

    You’ll see historic decorative arts such as furniture and textiles, along with paintings, sculpture, china and a famous 1800 painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart.
  • What are the kitchen garden tours?

    These free tours of the White house gardens and kitchen are available to local elementary, middle school and high school students on most Tuesday and Thursdays. You must apply for your group’s tour online.

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