Is it worth touring the White House?
Totally worth it! These are self-guided tours, which is kind of nice. Each guard knows a ton about each room and they are more than willing to offer up answers to anything you ask them.
Does the White House tour include the Oval Office?
White House tours are an unguided walk and does not include the West Wing. So, unless you are friends with someone in the current presidential administration, you will not get to see the oval office, situation room, or any of the other spaces in the West Wing.
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.
Can I 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.
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.
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.
Can you take pictures on White House tour?
Photography is permitted but may not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests on the tour. Prohibited Items: Video cameras, including any action camcorders, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods, and camera sticks are not permitted on White House Tours.