Washington, D.C. Attractions
The White House
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The White House is the most popular attraction
in Washington, DC. It has 132 rooms on six levels, The presidential mansion
has 412 doors, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases and three elevators.
Select rooms are open to the public. These include the East
Room, Green Room, Blue Room Red, Room, The State Dining Room... (see more info below):
The East Room is used for receptions, ceremonies and Presidential news
The Green Room is used for informal receptions and photo opportunities
with Foreign Heads of State.
The Blue Room is the most formal room and the one in which the White
House Christmas Tree is placed each year.
The Red Room is a favorite among the First Ladies.
The State Dining Room
The State Dining Room seats up to 140 guests and is used for formal dinners.
The White House Visitor Center
Stop by the White House Visitor Center either before or after your Tour of
The White House. Allow approximately 20 minutes to one hour to explore all the
The center is located at the southeast corner of
15th & E Streets.
White House's Touch of Ireland
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the water in the fountains of the North and South
Lawns of the White House were dyed green. Former First Lady, Michelle
Obama started this tradition on March 17, 2009.
"Organic" Vegetable Garden
at the White House
On March 20, 2009, Michelle Obama broke ground on the South Lawn at
the White House to plant a vegetable garden — the first at the White House
since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden in World War II.
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White House Public Tours
Self-Guided Public Tours of the White House are available for Groups
of 10 or more people.
Requests must be submitted through your Member
of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.
Tours are Free.
Tues-Sat 7:30am-12:30pm. (excluding federal holidays).
Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served
basis, approximately one month in advance of the requested date.
Note: Limited number of Tours are available,
so be sure to submit your request as early as possible.
White House Gardens & Tours
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Galleries of the U.S. Senate
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The Galleries of the Senate and House
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