Tours in D.C. : The White House
Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 4 or more people. For groups smaller than 4, we will make every effort to combine the request with other groups but we cannot guarantee availability.
Requests are accepted by our office up to six months in advance, but no less then two months in advance. These self-guided walking tours of the East Wing are available Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays) and take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. For the most current tour information, please call the 24-hour line at (202) 456-7041. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.
- A two months advance notice is required.
- Requests may be submitted up to 6 months in advance.
- Requests for a White House tour MUST include Security Information.
New restrictions implemented by the U.S. Secret Service require security information to be submitted for every person requesting a tour of the White House. If you are submitting a request to tour the White House, you will need to submit every group member's first name, full middle name, last name, date of birth, Social Security Number, US Citizenship (y/n), country of citizenship (for non-US citizens), gender, and city and state of current residence.
If there is any security information missing from your request, we will be unable to submit the White House tour request, and no tour will be granted.
Please keep in mind that the security information submitted for each group member must match his or her government identification presented upon entering the White House.
Due to the volume of requests, the White House is often fully booked several months in advance.