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Entrance Hall Seen from the North Portico (1999)

White House Historical Association

Thousands of people visit the White House every year. During public tours, visitors walk through rooms that have been used by presidents and their families for over two centuries. Years ago, curious guests could knock on the front door of the White House and ask to see inside. Today, visitors wait weeks or even months to gain access for a tour of the President's House. Discover the history and different uses of the public spaces that are part of the public tour of the White House.