Visiting the White House
The White House is a stunning symbol of democracy in the United States and there’s no better way to feel the gravity of this famous office and residence than on a White House tour. Requests for White House visits must be made at least 21 days in advance, although White House visit requests are accepted six months ahead. US citizens can make their White House visit request to their Member of Congress. International visitors must contact their embassy. White House visits are limited and first come, first serve.
Public White House tours are available Tuesday – Saturday, national holidays excluded. White House tours are free and self-guided. The White House comprises the West Wing, East Wing, and the presidential private living quarters. The Oval Office, perhaps the most famous room in the White House, is located in the West Wing and serves as the formal office of the President of the United States.