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The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20500 USA (202) 456-1111

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Rated 5.0 July 10, 2014 Top Review!

I wasn't able to grab a tour, but I was able to see it from the gates. It was a pretty neat sight--surprisingly small, though. From where I was standing, I was able to the presidential garden. Pretty cool.

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The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20500 USA

(202) 456-1111

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Rated 5.0 July 11, 2014

Didn't manage to secure a tour but seeing it from the outside is pretty cool in itself. There are always different groups of protesters hanging around which makes for interesting conversation if you're willing to listen. Just hope it's not under construction or the president has to leave because things shut down and it's almost impossible to get around.

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Rated 4.0 April 7, 2014

As seen in many, many, many movies. However, seeing it in person is pretty rad. If you can get a tour, I highly recommend it. I toured it with my 8th grade class and it was one of the coolest experiences ever.

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The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage.

Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President.

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Rated 5.0 August 31, 2014

First night when I was visiting a friend there we happened to walk by on the way to somewhere and he casually pointed it out and my reaction was: "Oh, hey, no kidding, that's the White House, just sitting there across the lawn, how about that." Like others, I found it surprisingly modest, but surreal none-the-less. Made me feel more connected. I'm a fan!

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Rated 5.0 August 4, 2014

Similar to Cullen, I wasn't able to get a tour but the view from the gates is still fairly breathtaking. To see the White House in person, after seeing it so often on TV and in movies, on the news, etc. is a really cool experience. Be prepared to fight off 8th graders to take a good picture

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Rated 4.0 February 28, 2015

I was able to go on the tour. You get to see the East Wing of the White House. Mostly old furniture. The secret service personnel are very nice. No photography is allowed inside the White House. But you can take a photo after you exit and get the classic White House look in the background. My favorite part was seeing the rose garden from the other side (from inside instead of outside like they show on TV). That was unreal. The rest was pretty boring unless you are really into old furniture.

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Rated 5.0 July 14, 2014

It's very small. Also, I definitely didn't see the President or the First Lady.

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