|A limited number of White House tours are available Tuesday through Saturday mornings. Our office will do everything possible to secure you a tour, but tours are difficult to obtain. Please contact our office more than three months before your trip so that we can place a tour request. Tickets are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. We unfortunately cannot place any requests less than one month in advance due to Secret Service regulations, so please fill out our web form or call us well before your trip.
We strongly recommend that you do not schedule your trip around the White House tour. You will not learn the status of your tour until two to three weeks before the date, so please go forward with your plans to visit Washington D.C. There are so many wonderful places to visit in our nation’s capital.
If we are able to submit a tour reservation for your group, the White House will contact you for security information. The White House will send you final confirmation of your tour two to three weeks before your requested date. Please be aware that your full name and the date of your visit will be part of publicly released records. Your date of birth, Social Security Number and all other information provided will not be released.
An alternative to consider is the White House Visitor's Center. The Visitor's Center is open to the public and does not require reserved tours. The Center is located at the southeast corner of 15th and E Streets, NW. The location is easy to find by looking for three American flags and the blue awnings. It is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and features many aspects of the White House, as well as a thirty-minute video. This is a great way for families to learn about the White House as well.
If you are taking the metro, the closest stations are McPherson Square or Metro Center.