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The White House, DC
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in … See more


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Jan 17, 2023
The favorite part was having a driver take us around to see the sites. I found that the listed tour companies were not so responsive but having a private tour and driver is a much better bet always.… Full review by susannehL7224RJ
Dec 16, 2022
Well, this is White House. The residence of the US President is too famous to allow further introduction. Amid anti-terrorism scare, the fence is two-people high and a tour inside is too difficult to… Full review by Leonhkny
Nov 22, 2022
Well, the whole world talks about the White House and this is definitely a must see place in Washington D.C during your visit. Full review by leethebaobab


The Residence of the President of America
The Famous White House is perhaps one of the most symbolic and iconic structures of the USA. This place is the residence of the President of America which is the highest post of power in the country. Not only this, it is officially the headquarters of the president making it of vital strategic and political importance. The Place is truly the most vital part of the functioning of the country and has hence certainly become a very important tourist attraction for the locals. The functioning rooms of the White House with their lovely furniture are perhaps the most interesting things to see and a guided tour though them is an intriguing experience. Stories about the presidents who have walked the halls are many and the guides are able to tell you a lot about these personalities. It is a must visit for people who like history and politics. White House in Washington DC is one of the prime attractions of the city. A visit to it is a way to understand the political importance of DC for United States. As you prepare yourself to buy Tickets for White House, make sure you get in touch with tours that offer great deals. White House ticket prices are covered within their total charge to offer you an ultimate experience. Tickets forWhite House is your final step to know the city of DC better and in a more elaborate way. White House Tickets are the show stealers of any tour that goes around Washington DC. To get the best prices, book now with us.
Home to Every Us President
Part showplace, part workplace, probably one of the world’s most-recognized buildings, it’s hard to imagine now that until the 20th century the public could walk in freely, and the grounds remained open until World War II. Today, visitors simply get to peek at a scant eight rooms out of the house’s 132, and with little time to linger. The public tour is self-guided and there’s not much in the way of interpretation, but the nation proudly clings to keeping its leader’s residence open to the public. First occupied in 1800, and damaged by fire when the city was torched by the British in 1814, the White House has been home to every US president except George Washington, who chose the site in 1791. In 1902, Teddy Roosevelt added the East Gallery and the West Wing, which later grew to include today’s renowned Oval Office. Each new First Lady can furnish the White House as she pleases: Jacqueline Kennedy, for example, replaced the B Altman department store furniture and frilly florals of her predecessors, the Trumans and Eisenhowers, with understated blues and whites. Her overall refurbishment of the White House restored many historic furnishings and artworks to the rooms. Her tour on national television was a triumph. Each president, meanwhile, imposes his character on the Oval Office, bringing in favorite furniture and personal selections from the White House art collection. There are also offices for around 200 executive branch staffers, and recreational facilities, including a cinema, tennis courts, putting green, bowling alley and, courtesy of the elder George Bush, a horseshoe pitch. All told, there are 32 bathrooms, 413 doors, three elevators, seven staircases and a staff of more than 100, including florists, carpenters and cooks. On the tour, you may get a look in the China Room, the pantry for presidential crockery. Don’t miss Nancy Reagan’s $952-per-setting red-rimmed china, which sparked a controversy about conspicuous consumption—as had Mrs Lincoln’s previously. Up the marble stairs, visitors enter the cavernous East Room, which holds the sole item from the original White House: the 1797 portrait of George Washington that Dolley Madison rescued just before the British burned the place down on 24 August 1814. The East Room is the ceremonial room where seven presidents have lain in state—and where Abigail Adams, wife of the second president, John, hung her laundry. At 3,200sq ft, the space could hold the average American home. Next is the Green Room, once Jefferson’s dining room, and where James Madison did his politicking after Dolley had liquored up important guests in the Red Room, the tour’s next stop, decorated as an American Empire parlor of 1810-30. It was here that Mary Todd Lincoln held a seance to contact her dead sons and where President Grant and his former generals refought the Civil War on the carpet using salt shakers and nut dishes as troops. The color naming scheme continues in the Blue Room—although it actually has yellow walls. The furnishings here, the traditional home of the White House Christmas tree, were ordered in 1817 by President Monroe. Last stop: the cream and gold State Dining Rooms, which can seat up to 140. Then you’re out the door. The White House Visitor Center, two blocks away at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, has exhibits related to the White House. It closed for renovations in July 2012, and was still closed as of April 2014. A temporary visitor center, with gift shop, is open at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion near the corner of 15th and E streets NW, just south-east of the White House. The White House Historical Association gift shop at Decatur House stocks books and White House-themed gifts and artifacts of all kinds. To arrange a tour, US citizens should contact their member of Congress to arrange one. Tours may be scheduled up to six months in advance and must be scheduled no fewer than 21 days in advance. Citizens of other countries should check with their embassies on the status of tours for citizens of foreign countries.
Home and Office of the American President
The White House address at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. is both home and office of the American President, much as the symbol of the United States. While this is not the first home of American presidents, it has been the home of every American President since John Adams moved in here during his presidency in 1800. The design was made by James Hoban and the construction started with the laying of the cornerstone in 1792. Each president ever since has added their own touch to the people’s house, some big and some small. The original White House was burned, almost to the ground, by British troops in 1814 during the War of 1812. Designing and rebuilding soon began and was finished by 1817. The South Portico was added in 1824 and the North Portico followed in 1830. The West Wing came during an addition in 1901 and then later the Oval Office was added. A fire of 1929 damaged the West Wing but the damage was repaired, and in the 1930s, a second story and basement were added, upon which the Oval Office was moved to its present location. By 1948 the building was in need of a serious repair prompted by numerous additions made over the years. Load bearing beams were installed and a complete dismantling of the interior was undertaken. Sadly, most of the glorious handcrafted work was lost during that process. In the 1960s Jacqueline Kennedy oversaw another extensive redecoration of the White House whereby some of the artifacts, previously lost, were brought back and the building returned to its grander days. Today, the White House has six stories, 132 rooms and various amenities including a tennis court, swimming pool, bowling alley and, of course, the First Garden. Following the attacks of 9/11, the White House is no longer open for tours, except on a very limited basis. All those wanting a tour must ask their Congressional representatives to put them on a list and have background checks completed prior to the visit.


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