White House

Top 2% of attractions in Washington DC
8 / 10

12 expert reviews

“The White House has survived both fire and insults (Jefferson groused that it was 'big enough for two emperors, one Pope and the grand Lama').”

– Lonely Planet

Concierge Concierge
"Tours are arranged for groups of ten or more through the offices of a U.S. citizen's member of Congress or an overseas visitor's embassy and can be requested up to six months in advance."
Frommer's Frommer's
"It's amazing when you think about it: This house has served as residence, office, reception site, and world embassy for every U.S. president since John Adams." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"To take a guided tour of the most iconic political building in the Western world, you’ll need to make arrangements well in advance." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"America's most famous house was designed in 1792 by Irish architect James Hoban." Full review
Requests can be made up to six months in advance (especially for spring, summer, or December tour requests) and no less than 21 days in advance.
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Inspired by the stately presence of the Executive Mansion, this area maintains a decorous gentility, with manicured parks, elegant row houses and grandly conceived public structures." Full review
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