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The White House, Washington, District Of Columbia

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Distance from city center: 0.8mi
marius_f's pictureby marius_f History & Culture travel tip
added on the 25th of August, 2010
Definitely the most famous attraction in Washington, the White House has attracted many visitors from all around the world. It is always amazing to see and experience the place where presidents live and where so many major decisions concerning nations were made.

Though I know everyone goes to see the White House because that is where the President lives, I wanted to see the building in person too, not just on the screen. Being in downtown Washington, it was pretty close to where we stayed, so I shouldn't have missed it. I think if you visit a country's capital, the least you could do is to go and see the House of that particular Nation.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA

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