How do you meet the president in the White House?
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. The White House tour is free of charge.
Is a White House tour worth it?
Totally worth it! These are self-guided tours, which is kind of nice. Each guard knows a ton about each room and they are more than willing to offer up answers to anything you ask them.
Can you visit the Oval Office?
There are two main White House tours – tours of the East Wing, or the West Wing. The East Wing is by far the most common White House tour to undertake and allows you access to where the President lives. By contrast, the West Wing tour is where the business happens, and includes the famous Oval Office.
How much does it cost to take a tour of the White House?
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.
Is the Oval Office on the second floor?
Location of the Yellow Oval Room on the second floor of the White House.
Can you walk by the White House?
The White House perimeter is essentially the block between Constitution Ave NW, 15th St NW, 17th ST NW and H St NW. Pennsylvania Ave NW by the White House is pedestrian only and you cannot drive down it. There is a lot of history and stories about the White House Neighborhood – so much that we have a self guided tour!
Can I take pictures in the White House?
Permitted Items: Phones and compact still cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches are allowed inside the White House. Photography is permitted but may not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests on the tour.
Do you need a background check to tour the White House?
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.