What better way to celebrate arriving in our nation’s capital than by viewing the White House, the home of our nation's President and First Family. One of the easiest ways to see the White House is with a walk-through tour. This is a self-guided public tour is regularly scheduled each Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 11:30, and to 1:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. During this tour you may move from room to room at your own pace, the entire tour probably taking anywhere from 20-45 minutes, depending on how much time you want to spend exploring all the presidential details.
The typical route of the tour sees visitors along the ground-floor of the home and through the doors of the Vermeil Room and Library, up the stairs to the State Floor, and then through the East, Green, Blue, Red, and State Dining Rooms. See the North Portico Lobby, famously guarded by a U.S. Secret Service Tour Officer who can also double as a wonderful answer provider to any questions you may have about the home, security, or the president. This is the perfect intro to D.C., the upcoming inauguration, and all the seemingly endless iconic American photo ops.