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Luckily, we didn't have to pay for The White House tour. If we did, it would have been an extreme disappointment. The tour did not last long at all. You did not get to venture inside the rooms. The rooms are roped off and you had to go through a hallway. They did have interesting arts, artifacts, and information in this hallway, but that's about it. Before we knew it, we were already outside at the back of The White House.

Save your money and visit the Capital. Now THAT'S impressionble...

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Luckily, we didn't have to pay for The White House tour. If we did, it would have been an extreme disappointment. The tour did not last long at all. You did not get to venture inside the rooms. The rooms are roped off and you had to go through a hallway. They did have interesting arts, artifacts, and information in this hallway, but that's about it. Before we knew it, we were already outside at the back of The White House.

Save your money and visit the Capital. Now THAT'S impressionble...

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The White House is high on the agenda of most first-time visitors to the National Capital area. Is it worth a visit? Absolutely. Is it worth the trouble it takes to get tickets? That depends on the rest of your agenda.The standard White House tour is, like many similar tours throughout the world, strictly limited. You'll not see the heart and soul of the White House any more than you'll see the heart and soul of Buckingham Palace. Still, you'll see enough to whet the apetite and provide that one particular "tic" on your "life list."Tickets are most easily obtained through the White House Visitor Center. Service is by walk-up only. Or if you have 8 or 10 weeks lead time, you can get a ticket through your Representative or Senator. The Congressional tours are generally better--for one thing, the tangle lines with other tourists is much more limited.If you live near DC or have frequent access to the area, consider trying for a special event ticket, most notably the Easter Egg Roll in the spring. That offers really special memories for you and your children. We went to a special garden tour years back, and it is still a highlight of our DC-area touring.To go or not to go? That depends entirely on you and your priorities. There's plenty to see and appreciate, but you'll see only a small sampling of the White House--especially given the high security concerns of our times.

PROS: It's the White House, and there's only one like it
CONS: You'll see relatively little, and you'll see it in a very short timeframe

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The White House is high on the agenda of most first-time visitors to the National Capital area. Is it worth a visit? Absolutely. Is it worth the trouble it takes to get tickets? That depends on the rest of your agenda.The standard White House tour is, like many similar tours throughout the world, strictly limited. You'll not see the heart and soul of the White House any more than you'll see the heart and soul of Buckingham Palace. Still, you'll see enough to whet the apetite and provide that one particular "tic" on your "life list."Tickets are most easily obtained through the White House Visitor Center. Service is by walk-up only. Or if you have 8 or 10 weeks lead time, you can get a ticket through your Representative or Senator. The Congressional tours are generally better--for one thing, the tangle lines with other tourists is much more limited.If you live near DC or have frequent access to the area, consider trying for a special event ticket, most notably the Easter Egg Roll in the spring. That offers really special memories for you and your children. We went to a special garden tour years back, and it is still a highlight of our DC-area touring.To go or not to go? That depends entirely on you and your priorities. There's plenty to see and appreciate, but you'll see only a small sampling of the White House--especially given the high security concerns of our times.

PROS: It's the White House, and there's only one like it
CONS: You'll see relatively little, and you'll see it in a very short timeframe

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It's a historical sight true, but there are about a thousand restrictions to visiting the White House and you don't get to see much. You can go by the building and see the outside, and there's really not much else to see unless you're a real American history sentimental. You can't just buy a ticket and go, you have to have a group of at least six people and go through a process which you can do online. I would spend your time visiting the monuments, the new WWII one especially - it's incredibly inspiring.

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It's a historical sight true, but there are about a thousand restrictions to visiting the White House and you don't get to see much. You can go by the building and see the outside, and there's really not much else to see unless you're a real American history sentimental. You can't just buy a ticket and go, you have to have a group of at least six people and go through a process which you can do online. I would spend your time visiting the monuments, the new WWII one especially - it's incredibly inspiring.

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