White House Tours - Tickets, Maps, and Photos
President Trump surprised a group of tourists visiting the White House this morning on one of the first public tours of the presidential mansion. Anyone visiting DC can experience the history and art of the White House in person after submitting a tour request through one's Member of Congress. The National Park Service does not schedule tours or provide tickets to enter the White House. Download the White House Experience app to.
All guests over 18 years old will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID upon check-in.
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Foreign nationals must present their passport. Please bring as little as possible avoid backpacks, food, large handbags, bottled water, etc. Visitors will go through security prior to entering the White House.
The White House Tour - President's Park (White House) (U.S. National Park Service)
There are no restrooms available at the White House. The closest restroom is located at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion nearby. Secret Service members are stationed in each room and are available to answer questions about the history and architecture of each room. Public transportation is strongly encouraged. How to tour the White House Garden Another opportunity to visit the White House is to attend either its fall or spring garden tour.
The announcement of the garden tours is usually made within a week or two of when they take place. Garden tours generally run for two consecutive days.
They may be canceled due to poor weather. A ticket is required for all attendees including small children. Review the announcement for specific details. Where can I store my belongings during the tour? Tour hours are extended whenever the White House schedule permits.
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White House tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and they must be requested a minimum of 21 days in advance of your visit. Requests can be submitted up to three months in advance.
The earlier, the better as only a limited number of spaces are available. The White House will notify you of your tour request status approximately two weeks before the tour date.
Spring and summer tours fill up quickly, so make your request early. Want to see the holiday decorations?
Submit your Christmas tour requests in September. All tours are free of charge.
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You can call the Visitors Office information line 24 hours a day at for updates about any last minute schedule changes or cancellations of tours. These tours are by invitation-only. Map of White House Grounds White House Tour Security All guests 14 years of age or older are required by the United States Secret Service to submit their name, date of birth, social security number and country of citizenship.