White House Tour


The White House is the home and major work place of the President of the United States. It has been the home of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The house is develop by Irish-born James Hoban and construct between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical design. When Thomas Jefferson shifted into the house in 1801, he included low colonnades on each wing that disguised stables and storage.

In 1814, throughout the War of 1812, the home set on fire by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, ruining the internal and charring much of the external. Renovation began almost instantly, and President James Monroe shift into the moderately rebuilt Executive Residence in October 1817. Development continued with the addition of the semi-circular South portico in 1824 and the North portico in 1829.


The modern-day White House intricate contains the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now homes workplaces for the President’s staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest property. The Management Residence is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The property is a National Historical past Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President’s Park. In 2007, it become 2nd on the American Institute of Architects list of America’s Favorite Architecture.


White House Timings

Self Guided Tours : 07:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday through Thursday : 07:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Forms of Identification

All guests 18 years of age or older will be require to present a valid, government-issued photo identification (detailed below). Foreign nationals must present their passport. Other forms of foreign identification will not be accept.

The following forms of photo ID are acceptable for presentation to USSS upon entry to the White House complex:
1. Valid government-issued United States identification card (e.g. drivers license, military ID, etc.)
2. Valid United States or other official government-issued passports.


Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following:
Video Recorders
Handbags, book bags, backpacks or purses
Food or beverages, tobacco products, personal grooming items (i.e. makeup, lotion, etc.)
Any pointed objects
Aerosol containers
Guns, ammunition, fireworks, electric stun guns, mace, martial arts weapons/devices, or knives of any size


White House Location

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, United States
Visitor’s Office: 202-456-2121
Website: www.whitehouse.gov


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