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The White House is another must-visit for both new and returning visitors to D.C. While many visitors begin and end their visit by snapping some photos at the observation area in front of  The White House, you can also schedule a free tour of the building that has been home to every U.S. President except George Washington. The self-guided tours are offered from 7:30 am to 11:30 am Tuesday through Thursday and from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays.

Tour requests must be submitted through one’s Member of Congress or Embassy in advance. You can submit your request up to 3 months in advance of your visit, and there must be at least 21 days before your visit. (Here’s a guide to getting your tickets.) Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your request early.

Racertrips Tips

  • Request your tour tickets sooner than later (and no less than 21 days in advance). Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All guests 18 years or older will need to present valid, government-issued photo identification.
  • There is an extensive list of prohibited items not allowed on the tour including video cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, strollers, food, beverages, purses, backpacks or handbags. You will need to leave these items at your hotel as there are no onsite lockers or storage options.
  • To get to the White House, the closest Metro station is Metro Center which is a seven-minute walk and is accessible by the Red, Orange, Blue and Silver lines.

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      Phoebe

      6 Reviews

      Book ahead

      5/ 5

      First every runner should visit the White House. It is free! You just need to book at least 20 days before your trip.

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      Darren

      11 Reviews

      Must see

      5/ 5

      This is Washington DC, White House and Capitol tour are a must.

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