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White House Tours: Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to note that submitting a tour request is NOT a guarantee that the White House will grant it.

A White House tour is dependent on availability for the given date, daily security measures at the White House, how early the request was received and the schedule of the President.

  • What security information is needed to tour?

    • In order to request a tour of the White House, each party must fill out a security roster. The security roster includes: full name, date of birth, social security number and current city and state of residency. Please be aware that submitting this information does not guarantee a tour will be granted of the White House. The White House Visitors Office decides which groups are approved or denied.
  • How soon should White House tour requests be submitted before the actual tour date?

    • White House tour requests should be submitted at least 21 days in advance of the tour date. The White House considered requests on a first come-first serve basis.