Perhaps the most famous address in the world, the White House has been the home of American presidents since John Adams in 1800. It was designed by an Irish architect, James Hoban, who won the commission in a competition.
Tours of the interior are free when arranged through a member of Congress, ideally as far in advance as possible.
The gardens are home to the famous Rose Garden, as well as ancient oak and elm trees and can also be toured twice a year. However, at any time of year, a great view of the building can be enjoyed from the rooftop of the Hay-Adams Hotel.Places nearby:
Museum of History: The Nation's Treasures 0 km / 0 mi
The Washington Monument: World's Tallest Obelisk 0 km / 0 mi
The Washington Monument: Majestic and Moving 0 km / 0 mi
National Museum of Natural History: The Natural History of the World at the Smithsonian 1 km / 0 mi
The National Gallery Of Art: Displays Many Iconic Art Works 1 km / 1 mi