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White House / White House Visitor Center
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

    Washington, DC 20500

  • Phone: 202-456-7041


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Given its name by President Teddy Roosevelt, The White House boasts 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and six levels in the residence. The 55,000 square foot home has served as a safe harbor for U.S. Presidents since 1800 and welcomed leaders and dignitaries from around the world. Decisions on World Wars, crises and ground breaking policies have all taken place behind these walls. While it is famously missing its cornerstone, the historic site also features a tennis court, jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, billiard room and bowling alley. White is a tough color to keep clean and it takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the outside walls. Metro: Federal Triangle or Metro Center

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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"You can get free tickets to tour parts of The White House. Just go through the office of your member of Congress or Embassy if not a U.S. citizen. A tour must be planned far in advance and tickets go on a first-come, first-serve basis. "


Best Because: This is the most famous house in America (Sorry Kardashians)and has housed every U.S. President and thier family except George Washington.