Washington D.C.: The Whitehouse Tour
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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I've been looking into a trip to DC for 2015 and I'm glad I read about the process on how to see The White House because it's 100% at the top of my list!
I am so incredibly jealous that you guys got to go to DC! It's on the top of my list but I haven't made it there quite yet! I interned for a Congressman for a semester and people would call in and request tickets for this tour and they would get so mad that it takes so long and there's such a long wait list!
Ah, this is one thing I have *not* done in D.C.! I've been miffed ever since the Obama family didn't invite me to Thanksgiving dinner during my first visit in 2009. I thought about popping in this time around, but, you know how that long-term awkward tension can be. I better send a reconciliatory gift and make it happen next time I go.
I didn't get to do this last time I was there so I need to make sure that I do next time. So cool!!!