A visit to the White House is sure to be a highlight of any vacation to Washington, DC. Home to the President of the United States and the epicenter of American policy, the White House is among the most famous buildings in the world. The White House was constructed between 1792 and 1800. The 132-room mansion includes the private living quarters of the presidential family, and the East and West Wings where official business is conducted. Tours of the White House are available to the public on a reservations and space-available basis.
White House Area Hotel -
Located two miles from the White House, The Georgetown Inn in historic Georgetown is a long-standing tradition in Washington, DC hotel lodging. The European-style boutique hotel has been welcoming guests for over 40 years and helping visitors experience the best of Washington, DC. Find the best rates and availability online for elegant hotel rooms and suites at The Georgetown Inn.
White House Tours -
Add a unique touch to your Washington, DC vacation with an exciting and informative Visit the White House tour. Self-guided public tours of the White House are available Tuesday - Saturday, excluding national holidays. Advance requests for reservations are required and can be made only through a Member of Congress or an embassy in Washington, DC. Requests must be made at least three weeks in advance of desired tour date. Requests for tours are accepted six months in advance. Tours are free and available on a limited basis. Request your Visit the White House tour at http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events.
White House Facts & Figures -
Interesting facts and figures surround the White House. Among them: White House amenities include a bowling lane, basketball court, swimming pool, movie theater, jogging track and tennis court. The White House staffs a team of five full-time chefs and the kitchen is big enough to prepare dinner for 140 guests. President Theodore Roosevelt gave the presidential home and office its official White House name in 1901. The White House is the only private residence of a head of state that is open to the public for free tours.
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