Requests for the White House tour must be submitted through your Member of Congress in either the House or Senate. 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.
Unfortunately, due to the time and resource required, White House tours cannot be made available to the British public. You may wish to consider tours of the US Capitol Building, where visitors are able to make tour reservations up to three months in advance or obtain same-day tour passes.
Totally worth it! These are self-guided tours, which is kind of nice.
The public tours are free, self-guided, take about 45 minutes to an hour, and requests for tours must be submitted through one’s Member of Congress, and then they submit them to The White House Visitors Office. Members of Congress work hard to meet the tour requests, but there can be delays.
All White House tours are free of charge. (Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.) For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Information Line at 202-456-7041.
Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Requests can be submitted up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available. All White House tours are free of charge.
Typical tourist dress is fine. Shorts and sandals would be fine if the weather is hot. The only tour with a dress code is the West Wing tour. It has a business casual dress code (no shorts, jeans, tshirts, open toed shoes, etc etc).
There is no cost to tour the White House, but you will need to apply for free tickets. Both U.S. nationals and foreign visitors can tour the White House. To visit the White House, it’s important to know that you must reserve your tickets in advance, MONTHS in advance.
The Pentagon, located just outside Washington, DC in Arlington, Va., is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. It is open for official tours through the Pentagon Tours program. Pentagon tours must be reserved at least 14 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance.
Required Security Information: All visitors requesting White House tours must undergo a background check for security reasons. You will need the following information for each participant: Full legal name. Date of birth.
Public tours of the White House include the public rooms in the East Wing, which includes the Blue Room, Red Room and Green Room; the State Dining Room; the China Room; and a view of the White House Rose Garden.
The garage houses a fleet of White House vehicles. It also provides all facets of transportation support for presidential motorcades and travel-to include cargo handling for the president and those who travel with him-stateside and abroad, as directed by the White House Military Office.
The swimming pool at the White House, the official residence of the President of the United States, is located on the South Lawn near the West Wing.
White House Visitor Center 1445 F St. NW. Metropolitan Square Garage – Valet. 1422 F St. NW. The Willard Garage – Lot 626. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Ronald Reagan Building Garage – Keys May Be Held. 580 13th St. NW. National Place Garage. 1325 G St. NW. 1325 G St. 514 12th St. NW. Warner Building Garage. 815 14th St. NW. 560 11th St. NW.
For the first time ever, users can virtually tour the White House and the surrounding President’s Neighborhood, with their iOS and Android smartphones. Through the app, users can also take A Closer Look at objects, traditions, and behind-the-scenes work in the White House.