The White House

Washington, DC

Where are we going?

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
DC 20500


What is there to do?

We all know about The White House, but did you know that you can take TOURS of it? Yes - you can actually go inside this building that has seen iconic Presidents of the USA walk its halls, and change the world from that Oval Office!

A visit to the White House isn't your average family day out, so why would GETTING on the tour be any different? Keep reading, because this is where you realize you are in Washington DC, about to enter the most important building in the country!

In order to obtain the FREE tour, you need to submit a request through your Member of Congress (yes, you heard that right!)

The self-guided tours run from 7:30am - 11:30am on Tuesdays to Thursdays, then until 1:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Tour hours will be extended if they can, but it just depends on the White House schedule.

Tours are based on a first come, first served basis, and you can submit your request up to three months in advance (but no less than 21 days)

A limited number of spaces are available, so submit as early as you can!

Now - all those families who are traveling to DC from outside the USA, you need to contact your embassy in DC for assistance in submitting your request.

So now you know how YOU can walk the halls where Nixon once did, or be in the same building where JFK made his decisions, then get those requests in - it's time to visit The White House!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Tours are free

Children: Tours are free


Need a little extra help?

Visitors scheduled for tours who require the loan of a wheelchair should notify the officer at the Visitors Entrance upon arrival


When can we go?

Self-guided tours: 7:30am - 11:30am Tuesday to Thursday, & 7:30am - 1:30pm Friday & Saturday

Closed Sundays, Mondays & federal holidays


Any top tips?

The nearest restrooms to the White House are in the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion (the park area south of the White House). Restrooms or public telephones are not available at the White House. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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