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White House Tour

White House Tour
Thank you for your interest in touring the White House. Please carefully review the following information to request a tour. 

We accept tour requests up to 6 months in advance and no later than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date in Washington D.C. During especially busy times of the year, i.e. spring break weeks and summer months, it is necessary to call well in advance of requested dates as tours are reserved on a "first come, first serve basis".

• Tours of the White House are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday between 7:30am and 12:30am.

• You must arrive at the White House at least 25 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Tours are self-guided and last 30-45 minutes.

• There must be a minimum of 10 people per group to request a White House Tour. You do not personally need to have a group of 10, Congressional Offices work together to put their constituents into tours of 10 people.

• If you request a White House tour you must give a 100% commitment to that tour. If you drop out of the tour after it has been approved or fail to show up the day of the tour, the entire group is penalized and will not be able to enter the White House.

When you request a tour please include the following information:

• Date(s) available for the tour
• Home address, home phone and *daytime phone number* (very important!)
• Phone number that you can be reached at in Washington, DC (hotel, cell)
• Number of people in your tour

For security clearance I will need the following information for each adult:

(ages 15 and over):
• Name as it appears on driver’s license
• Date of Birth (including year)
• Social Security Number
• Are you a U.S. Citizen?
• If not a U.S. Citizen, passport # and country of origin 

For security clearance I will need the following information for each child under 15 yrs old:

• Name as it appears on birth certificate
• Date of Birth (including year)
• Social Security Number
• Are they a U.S. Citizen?
• If not a U.S. Citizen, passport # and country of origin

• All guests 15 years of age and older will be required to present photo identification with information exactly matching the name previously submitted for clearance.
Individuals whose identification does not exactly match the name or data cleared for entry may be denied entrance.

• Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: 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 (makeup, 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.

• All persons and items entering the White House will be screened through a security process. Individuals may be requested to consent to an interview or additional security procedures before they are admitted to the White House complex.

You may contact Courtney Perez at 202-225-2365 or with questions or concerns. The White House Visitors Office also has an information line at 202-456-7041 and the web address is

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