The address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is known around the world. It is the address of The White House, Washington DC - one of the world's most famous buildings. Not only the personal residence of the President of the United States, the White House, and more specifically the West Wing, also functions as the official workplace of the president. Take a tour and experience the rich history within the famed walls of one of the world's most significant and instantly recognizable architectural icons.
Admission to the White house is free. entrance must be coordinated through one's member of congress or foreign embassy.
Self-guided tours from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday -Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
Leadership Dev. Program
What forms of ID do I need to enter?
All guests 18 years of age or older will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification. This includes either a valid government-issued United States identification card (e.g. drivers license, military ID, etc.) or a valid United States or other official government-issued passport. All foreign nationals must present their passport. Any other forms of foreign identification will not be accepted.
Can we take photos while on a tour?
As of July 1, 2015, smartphones and compact cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches (stills only) are permitted on the public tour route as long as their use does not interfere with other guests - enjoyment of the tour. Video cameras including any action camcorders, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods and camera sticks are not permitted. No flash photography or live streaming is permitted.