Washington D.C. Day 2
Location: The Whitehouse Tour, Washington D.C.
Time: Plan about 2 Hours- 1 for clearance and waiting, 1 to tour
Tips: Contact your local representative as soon as you know you’re going- it takes over a month to get approval and clearance for a tour. The second you know your trip is happening put in the request so you can do this! Also, if you’re international you can go too, but the process is much longer. Make sure to request the tour months in advance.
We heard it was one of the must-do things to see The White House, the place the President of the United States lives. It’s a process to go- you have to contact your state rep over a month in advance, wait for clearance, and get your name on a list. From there you can’t bring cameras, purses, or bags with you. We opted to stay in a hotel right by the White House our first night, and to bring just phones and a credit card. Forgive the phone pics, but pics from inside aren’t allowed and there’s no way a DSLR can make it’s way on this tour! But you can look at the interactive tour if you want a sneak peak via digital means.
Our favorite parts were having the Secret Service give us historical tidbits in each room. Where did the wedding guests stand, which president acquired a chair, who has the largest self portrait and the smallest self portrait. Such a cool place to see history in person and think of the amazing things that happened in this building.
Put this on the top of your list, it’s a truly amazing place to visit in D.C.!
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