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The White House

The White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC

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The White House located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is the nation's most famous address and home to every president of the United States since John Adams, was originally constructed 1792-1800.  Designed by James Hoban, it is significant for its Federal architecture.  It was reconstructed in 1815 after being burned by British soldiers during the War of 1812. The exterior of the main structure, remains much as it was in 1800 with the exception of some additions and minor changes. During the Truman administration the interior was completely renovated using the historic floor plan. Open: Public tours Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. You may pick up tickets at the White House Visitors Center located on E Street between 14th and 15th. Tickets are issued on the day of the tour only, on a first come first serve basis starting at 7:30 a.m. White House tickets are available on a limited supply through congressional offices. Constituents interested in touring the White House should place a request 6-8 weeks before their visit, earlier notification is advisable for those wanting a tour during the summer.   Admission: Free  Metro: Federal Triangle (Old Town Trolley)  Related Links: White House Website NPS Service White House website

 

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