I highly recommend TOURING INSIDE The White House in person. According to the official website, "Anyone visiting DC can experience the history and art of the White House in person by submitting a tour request through one’s Member of Congress. If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request." During my first tour of The White House, the President was home and he took the time to greet visitors in person. I returned for another tour when a different presidential family occupied the national mansion. Although the President was not home, I was pleasantly surprised to see that he used technology to welcome guests with a warm and unhurried virtual greeting. Fascinating stories and facts about the people and objects that have occupied this national treasure abound. A knowledgeable staff member shared with me one reason that velvet ropes encourage visitors to enjoy the rooms without touching. The original "wall paper" was made from pure silk, suspended midair between supporting beams, and was designed to be seen but not subjected to any pressure. There is much to learn, reflect upon, and discover on this amazing tour of our national home.
Getting a tour of the White House isn’t the easiest thing to do. We had to ask our congressman’s office months in advance to set it up, but it was worth it! We only got to see the east wing, but it was cool to know that once the tours are over the president actually uses the space we just toured. The Secret Service officials will love to answer any and all questions you might have along the way.
A magnificent edifice and structure. It's fully white in color, looks very pretty and beautiful. It's a historical place. It's a Landmark in The United States of America being home and office of the current President of the United States of America. It's tagged under heritage category. It's a gigantic structure. Has many spacious rooms. Tourists can have a tour of the spacious White house during certain days and timings mentioned. Very huge, majestic, magnificent, vibrant. During Christmas it's decorated tastefully with 18,000 lights in the full campus. Huge campus and lawns. The US President takes his morning walks here and jogs here too. Marvelous indeed!
Security was long but it’s the White House so not too surprising. Tour was a very cool and interesting experience but I wish they had audio tours. Even though the security guards were very helpful in answering questions about each room, I still would prefer a detailed history of each room.
A must see attraction when travelling to Washington. The architecture and location are fantastic and it’s proximity to other major attractions and points of interest is a bonus. The only downside, which is understandable, is you are a long way from the actual building. So your viewing is restricted, in relation to how much you can see. I would recommend trying to stay away on weekends, there was definitely a lot more people that on a weekday.