How can I get a tour of The White House?

My wife and I are planning a trip to Washington DC on July 1st and are trying to figure out where we want to go while there. We were there in January 2009 and we saw the following:

Arlington National Cemetery

Natural History Museum

American History Museum

Washington Monument

and The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool (Which is where I proposed to her at while Beyonce was rehearsing for her innaugural concert lol)

This time we would love to get a tour of the White House (we walked by it last time with a Ryder truck out front).

How do you book a tour?

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  • 8 years ago
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    White House Tours

    Public tours of the White House are available. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fridays, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Requests can be submitted up to six months in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available. All White House tours are free of charge. (Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.)

    Vegas gave good information, but sources should be put below, because this sections truncates, and then the location is not complete.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    White House Tour Guidelines

    Must be part of a group of ten or more individuals.

    Must send a request through your state's Member of Congress.

    Requests are accepted up to six months in advance.

    Requests are typically responded to within one month of requested tour date.

    All White House Tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.

    www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events

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