President and Mrs. Trump are delighted to take part in the longstanding tradition of welcoming members of the public to tour the White House. To request a White House tour, please contact your Member of Congress. Contact information for all congressional offices can be found on Congress.gov.
Requests can be submitted up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days prior to the desired tour date. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and a limited number of spaces are available; therefore, you are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible. White House tours are typically hosted Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (excluding federal holidays and unless otherwise noted). If your tour is confirmed, please note that you will be assigned a specific time and all tours may be subject to change or cancellation.
If you are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, D.C. for assistance in submitting a tour request.
All U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, and foreign nationals of all ages (including children), must present a valid, government-issued photo ID upon arrival for their tour. Acceptable forms of identification are below.
- United States Driver’s License
- Valid United States Passport
- United States Military ID
- Valid Passport
- Alien Registration Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- S. State Department Issued Diplomatic ID Card
A U.S. driver’s license is not an acceptable form of identification for foreign nationals. No foreign-issued state IDs, foreign-issued driver’s licenses, expired passports, photocopies, other transmissions of these documents, or other forms of identification will be accepted. Individuals without acceptable identification, or whose identification does not exactly match the information previously registered, may be denied entry.
- Bags of any kind (including fanny packs and clutches)
- Cameras with detachable lenses
- Electric stun guns
- Knives of any kind
- Martial arts
- Tobacco Products
- Toy Weapons
- Video cameras
- Any pointed object
- Any other item determined to be a potential safety hazard
Please note that storage facilities are not provided during your visit. Individuals who arrive with bags or prohibited items will not be permitted to enter the White House.
- Baby carriers worn on the body
- Baby wipes
- Breast pumps
- Cell phones
- Compact cameras with lenses less than 3 inches
- Umbrellas without metal tips
- All items needed for medical purposes (i.e. wheelchairs, EpiPens, medication, etc.)
Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged, as there is no parking available on the White House complex and street parking is limited. The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines), Metro Center (blue, orange, silver, and red lines), and McPherson Square (blue, orange, and silver lines).
Restrooms are located at the White House Visitors Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20230. There are no restrooms available once you arrive for your tour.
The White House tour route is wheelchair accessible. Visitors who wish to use a White House wheelchair should notify a U.S. Secret Service officer upon arrival.
To request an American Sign Language interpreter for your tour, please notify your point of contact in the congressional office that submitted your tour request. Guide animals are permitted in the White House.
Health and Safety Guidance
Guests who receive a confirmed tour reservation will be issued a White House Boarding Pass ahead of their tour date containing pertinent health and safety guidance.
Know Before You Go
- Tours are self-guided and last approximately 45 minutes
- Eat a snack and stay hydrated prior to arrival.
- Dress for the weather, knowing you will be outside before your tour.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
- No late arrivals are accepted.
- All guests must be previously registered via the RSVP link provided by the White House.
- Please silence your cell phone and refrain from phone calls during the tour.
- No flash photography or video recording is permitted during your tour.
- Visitors may call the 24-hour Visitors Office information line at 202-456-7041 for latest updates and information relevant to White House tours.