The White House

Location:1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Description: Home to the President and the oldest public building in Washington, DC. Tour includes: the East Room, the State Dining Room, the Red, Green and Blue Rooms, and the President's library.

Required Security Information: All visitors to the White House must undergo a background check for security reasons. The following information is required for each participant:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number (required if you are a U.S. citizen)
  • Passport number (required only if you are NOT a U.S. citizen)
  • Country of citizenship
  • Country of origin (where you were born)

How to submit White House security information: Once you have submitted your online Tour Request Form or paper request, we will reply with a receipt of tour request. This will include a security template for you to complete and return. We must have this information in order to submit your request to the White House. Your request cannot be made without the security information, so it is important to return it at your earliest convenience. 

How the White House tour request process works: How the White House tour request process works: We send your tour request to the White House. They respond back to us approximately two weeks before your requested dates and tell us whether your request was “Approved” or “Denied.” As mentioned above, tours requested less than three months in advance are generally denied, although more advanced notice may be necessary for dates requested in Spring and Summer months.

Note: All security information must be submitted at least 35 days in advance of the scheduled tour. For example, if we have an approval for a tour on December 1st, we must have your security information by January 5th. If you are put on the waiting list to take over a cancellation, we will be able to register you for cancellations that become available up until one week prior to your departure.

Hours: 7:30am to12:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. All tours are assigned a specific day and time within that timeframe, and the assignment is non-negotiable.

Public tours: There are no public tours of the White House available. All visitors must go through their Congressional representatives to acquire a reservation. Please visit the White House website for more information

President’s Park: You can visit the President’s Park with no prior reservations.

Closest Metro Stations: Metro Center, MacPherson Square, Federal Triangle