White House Tours
Tours of the White House have been expanded to include parties of 10 or more people, regardless of age or type of group, through one's Member of Congress. All tours are self-guided, although tour officers are positioned throughout the White House to help answer questions and provide interesting information.
In order to best accommodate your request, please submit tour requests as soon as possible. Tour requests must be submitted at least six weeks in advance and may be submitted up to six months in advance. Please note that tours fill up very quickly during holiday times and in the spring and summer months.
(202) 456-7041 (24-hour Tour Information Line)
Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West, Metro Center or Federal Triangle
White House Tour Request Form
White House Visitor Center
The White House Visitor Center located at the southeast corner of 15th and E Streets, and is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The center features many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders, as well as a 30-minute video. The White House Historical Association also sponsors a sales area. Restrooms are available, but food service is not.