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Washington, D.C.
2117 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
The White House at Washington
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500 | 202-456-1111
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The White House: Tour America's Most Iconic Residence

Tour the most famous residence in the United States, if not the free world. The epicenter of politics in Washington, D.C. and a staging ground for world affairs, the White House is both a private residence and an iconic American landmark. Explore the stately grandeur of the East Wing, which has hosted world leaders and dignitaries for more than a century. Through self-guided White House tours, you'll visit the State Dining Room, the Red, Blue and Green Rooms, and the China Room, named for its historical artifacts. With the guidance of docents in each room, you'll learn more about the White House's  history and relive notable events, dinners, and ceremonies that have taken place within its walls. 


Prices - Free


Hours - 

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Tues- Thurs), 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ( Fridays & Saturdays)


  • Holiday Events 
  • Special Garden Tours
  • Ceremonies


  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Virtual Tours
  • Historical Landmark
  • Docent Lectures
  • Sightseeing


  • How Do I Set Up A Tour?

    To schedule a tour of the White House, you must request one through your Member of Congress. You must complete a simple request form, providing basic information and your approximate days for visiting. Requests can be submitted six months in advance but no less than 21 days before your planned dates. Tours are offered on a first-come, first served basis, so it's recommended to submit your request with your Congressman or Congresswoman as early as possible.
  • What Items Are Needed To Attend A Tour?

    You must present a valid government-issued U.S. identification card (drivers license, military ID, etc.) or a valid passport to tour the White House. The information of your ID must match exactly with the information provided with your request. Backpacks, handbags and purses are not allowed. However, personal cameras and cell phones are now allowed on the public tour.

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Distance from attraction: 1.0 miles
Why Stay at State Plaza Hotel?
  • Located near Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Spacious Suites with Kitchens
  • Restaurant and Outdoor Terrace
  • Newly Renovated Property
  • Meeting Space and Free Wi-Fi