Anonymous
Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesWashington, D.C. · 1 decade ago

tours of the white house?

how do we arrange for a tour of the white house in July?

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Tours of the White House are available by contacting your US Congressman's office at least one month in advance (earlier is better). Your Congressman will attempt to obtain tour passes for you.

    The previous response is correct that it is no longer possible just to get on line for a tour, as was formerly the case.

    Here's what the official White House website says:

    Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis approximately one month in advance of the requested date. We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. All White House tours are free of charge. For the most current tour information, please call the 24-hour line at 202-456-7041. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I just got back from a week-long visit to D.C. which included a tour of the White House. The only sure way to get in is to write or e-mail your congressmen. Most have links on their webpages. Don't just send a note to one congressman, send to several - even if they aren't your "official" congressman. You'll have to give them your S.S.#, date of birth, and full name. It takes a couple weeks to get an answer back. I sent 3 requests and got back back 2 turn-downs and one YES.

    Because they limit the tours, you won't deal with crowds. It's very controlled and intimate. You see some great rooms in the White House including the East Room, where many presidents have lied in state after they died.

    You cannot take cameras, bags, really anything except the clothes on your back. You'll go through security and then on a self-guided tour through the White House. There are very friendly security types in each room that are very knowledgeable and answer any questions you might have. They told us that sometimes Barack and Michelle even stop by to say hello to visitors (we weren't that lucky).

    Take a minute and make the request to your congressman - you won't regret it. The day will come when they won't do tours anymore.

  • 1 decade ago

    Just go to the White House website for more information. For quick reference, read below. This information is from their website.

    Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis approximately one month in advance of the requested date. We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. All White House tours are free of charge. For the most current tour information, please call the 24-hour line at 202-456-7041. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.

    Source(s): White House official website
  • 1 decade ago

    Chances are, you aren't gunna get a tour. Usually, people schedule tours 4-6 months in advance. Well, what you do, is you call your congressional office in DC, you give them the day you want to go. Also, they will ask for your social security and such. Then, they will let you know if you get a tour about a week before your actual scheduled tour.

    Have fun and good luck!

    Source(s): me, a 13 year old DC expert
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  • 4 years ago

    Well he had to give F-16's and tanks to Egypt. Then our militaries tuition assistance was suspended. Then he takes a nice little golf trip with his buddy Tiger Woods. Then he has a private Justin Timberlake concert. And the thing he still cares about the most in America? Gun control! That is the only think Obummer talks about. He always finds a way to aid muslims and mexicans...

  • peash
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The white house hasn't allowed tours since 2001. My sister went last summer and could only view the white house from the outside, and only from the front, you can't even walk around it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    See site below.

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