The Whitehouse

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August 1997

The Whitehouse Washington DC


The White House, houses the President and his family, and has offices for major heads of the Nation's government. Since 9/11, tours are booked in advanced and tickets are hard to get. 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 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays), and 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. White House Visitor Center: All tours are significantly enhanced if visitors stop by the White House Visitor Center located at the southeast corner of 15th and E Streets, before or after their tour. The Center is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  There are restrooms in the visitors center, but not in the White House, There is no food or drinks available in the White House or the Visitor's Center. Prohibited Items: Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following: handbags, book bags, backpacks, purses, food and beverages of any kind, strollers, cameras, video recorders or any type of recording device, tobacco products, personal grooming items (make-up, hair brush or comb, lip or hand lotions, etc.), any pointed objects (pens, knitting needles, etc.), aerosol containers, guns, ammunition, fireworks, electric stun guns, mace, martial arts weapons/devices, or knives of any size. The U.S. Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. Umbrellas, wallets, cell phones and car keys are permitted. Please note that no storage facilities are available on or around the complex. Individuals who arrive with prohibited items will not be permitted to enter the White House. Parking:  On-street parking is not available near the White House, and use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.  Tours are limited in what is shown; you will not, for example, be allowed in the Oval office etc. 



Left to right: 1) My family on the Oval Office side of the White House (south or back side), 2) The Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House and finally 3) a long shot of the Oval office side.


Left to Right: Photos from September 2008.  All are photos of the White House: 1) Far View from Lafayette park (front or North Side-1600 Pennsylvania Ave side) 2) Close up (touching the gate) 3) Coming from Side 4) Side left side (out building or wing) 3) Only in America will you see things like this and it's what makes America great:  Protestors in front of the White House saying "Arrest George Bush for War Crimes".  If you ever hate living in the USA or claim to hate the USA, remember, freedom speak  your mind without fear is what life is about!  



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