What items visitors are prohibited from taking on the tour?
- Video Recorders.
- Handbags, book bags, backpacks or purses.
- Food or beverages, tobacco products, personal grooming items (i.e. makeup, lotion, etc.)
- Any pointed objects.
- Aerosol containers.
- Guns, ammunition, fireworks, electric stun guns, mace, martial arts weapons/devices, or knives of any size.
Is the Oval Office on the second floor?
Location of the Yellow Oval Room on the second floor of the White House. A number of presidents used this as their private office or library.
Is the White House open for tours 2021?
Public tours of the White House remain temporarily suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Information Line at 202-456-7041.
Do you need a background check to tour the White House?
Required Security Information: All visitors requesting White House tours must undergo a background check for security reasons. You will need the following information for each participant: Full legal name. Date of birth.
Can you visit the Oval Office?
There are two main White House tours – tours of the East Wing, or the West Wing. The East Wing is by far the most common White House tour to undertake and allows you access to where the President lives. By contrast, the West Wing tour is where the business happens, and includes the famous Oval Office.
How much would it cost to build the White House today?
The initial construction took place over a period of eight years, at a reported cost of $232,371.83 (equivalent to $3,543,000 in 2020).