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The home and executive office of the President of USA, the White House, has stood as a symbol of the government and power of America for over two hundred years.…

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The White House at Washington D.C, USA

The home and executive office of the President of USA, the White House, has stood as a symbol of the government and power of America for over two hundred years. The White House replicates the vision of George Washington in the design and magnitude of the presidential office. George Washington, however, could not live in the White House as he died before the construction was completed. President John Adams and his wife Abigail were the first occupants of the White House. The White House is a national icon and was ranked second in the country’s favorite architecture list by the American Institute of Architects. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that the White House is “owned by all American people” and the current President and First Lady call it the “People’s House”.


The White House survived fire twice. In 1814 (during the course of the War of 1812) the British set fire to the White House. James Hoban was commissioned to rebuild the house and President James Monroe moved here in 1817. During his presidency, in 1824, the South Portico was added and the North Portico was added in 1829 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. In 1902, the White House underwent a major renovation and the President’s offices were moved to the West Wing. During President William Howard Taft’s presidency the Oval Office was added.


During Harry S. Truman’s presidency, the interior of the house was completely gutted and renovated. During this period, President Truman had to live at Blair House, right across Pennsylvania Avenue. Previously known as President’s Palace, Executive Mansion, and President’s Home, the White House got its current name in 1901. Currently the White House has 132 rooms spread over 6 levels.

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Facts about White House

  • The site for the White House was chosen in 1791 by the first President of the US, George Washington. The construction of the White House began in 1792. Architect James Hoban’s design was selected in a design competition.
  • President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams became the first residents of the White House when they moved here in 1800.

Where is White House?

White House, the official residence to every US President since John Adams, is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It is located at the north-western end of the National Mall. The Ellipse, the public park and the National Christmas Tree are located south of the White House. This district can be easily reached by train, buses, and flights; Washington D.C. has three airports which receives regular flights. Two of the major airports near White House are Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU / KMMU) 26 miles from the center of Whitehouse Station, NJ. Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN / KTTN) is 31 miles from Whitehouse Station, NJ. To move around D.C. and reach the White House buses, metro and private cars are the best options. Cars can be parked at the parking area near the National Mall.

White House Address:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20500, United States

White House Number:
+1 202-456-1111

Best time to visit White House

One can visit White House throughout the year on specific days and timings. It is important to note that the White House tours are booked in advance.

White House Hours

Self-guided public tours to the White House are available on request through one’s Member of Congress or through one’s embassy in Washington D.C. (for foreign nationals). The tours are available between 7:30 am and 11:30 am Tuesday through Thursday, between 7:30 am and 12:00 pm and between 7:30 am and 1:30 pm Friday and Saturday (excluding federal holidays). Requests are placed between 6 months and 21 days ahead of the planned White House tour through one’s Congressman or Embassy.

White House Tickets

White House Tour is free of charge. It must be noted that these tours may be cancelled anytime by the authorities.

More on White House

Nearby Attractions : American History Museum, Antietam National Battlefield Site, David Wills House, Gettysburg National Military Park, Manassas National Battlefield, The Capitol Building, The Mall.






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Alaska, though the largest state of the United States, is separated from the rest of the US by Canada. Located in the northwest of the North American continent, this glacier state is the 4th least populated among the US states. To the north of Alaska is the Arctic Ocean and to the south and the west is the Pacific Ocean.

Alaska covers over 663,268 sq mi and boasts of some breathtaking landscapes. The state is covered with a number of glaciers making it the ideal destination for adventure and nature loving tourists.

Much of interior Alaska comprises uninhabited wilderness. Places to visit in the state include the American Indian cultural centers, museums, historical sites, heritage centers and national parks.

Where is Alaska ?

The state of Alaska is located in the northwest of the North American continent. Find more through Alaska Location Map

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Places to Visit in Alaska

Alaska’s natural beauty attracts a large number of the visitors to this state. The state has about fifteen national parks, which are its key attractions. The following are the major tourist attractions of the state:

  • Denali National Park: The Denali National Park is home to the magnificent Mt. McKinley, the highest peak of North America. The snow covered peak attracts thousands of visitors and climbers each year. Claims are that this national park has the best wildlife viewing safari in the continent. The national park is home to a variety of wildlife including the grizzly bear, fox, caribou, moose, and lynx. It is a tourist destination which is open all through the year. Check this Denali National Park Map for more info.
  • Kenai Fjords National Park: The Kenai Fjords National Park covers a tidewater glacier and the Harding Ice Field – the major attraction for most visitors. Home to a variety of marine wildlife, the park offers many tour boats and great cruise options. The biggest king salmon fish is found in the Kenai River. Check this Kenai Fjords National Park Map for more info.
  • Katmai National Park This protects 9,000 years of human history and the important habitat of Salmon and thousands of brown bears. You’ll find 18 individual volcanoes in this park, out of which seven parks have been active since 1900. Check this Katmai National Park Map for more info.
  • Glacier Bay National Park: Home to twelve tidewater glaciers, the Glacier Bay National Park is the largest water area park of United States. It is also one of the highest places for whale watching.
  • Prince William Sound: Named by George Vancouver, the Prince William Sound is a sound or strait in the Gulf of Alaska. Some of the amazing tidewater glaciers are found in this sound. Some of these glaciers descend from the Chugach Mountains.
  • Anchorage: Anchorage is the largest city of Alaska and is famous for its museums. Anchorage also offers a number of cultural attractions, fine dining options, and luxurious hotels. This city has the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which is must-visit for visitors. In winter this city also offers great skiing opportunities.
  • Fairbanks: Located north of the Denali Park, Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska and is famous for the occurrence of the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights, the astrophysical phenomena. Between the months of April and August, the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky and provide some very picturesque views. During the summer months, Fairbanks receives 22 hours of sunlight. The Ice Museum and Alaska Museum are also the major attractions of the city.
  • Juneau: Juneau is the capital city of Alaska and is one of the top most tourist destinations of the state. Here one can enjoy the pristine scenery and the adventurous activities the city has to offer. Whale watching, hiking, and cultural activities attract most tourists to the city.
  • Chugach State Park: Chugach State Park is a state park in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. It is located in the Chugach Mountains and has an area of 495,204 acres of land, and is the third-largest state park in the country. The park is split into three different zones and has three public campgrounds. The Seward Highway follows part of the park along the Turnagain Arm. The most popular site along the highway is the Beluga Point Mile 110.5, which is named after the Beluga whales that frequent this area. The park has Alaskan information available at the Eagle River Nature Center.
  • Sitka National Historical Park: Also known as Indian River Park, Sitka National Historical Park is located in Sitka. The park commemorates the Tlingit and Russian experiences in Alaska. It is the state’s oldest federally designated cultural and historic park. It is managed by National Park Service and covers 112 acres of land. The park was established as a National Monument on March 23, 1910, and was re-designated a national historic park on October 18, 1972.
  • Sitka National Monument: Sitka National Monument is located on Sitka Bay. It covers an area of 57 acres and was established as a national monument by presidential proclamation on March 23, 1910. The site includes an ancient village of the Kik-Siti Indians, relics of the aboriginal life of the region, and the 16 totem poles. Witch tree is an interesting feature of the monument. It was here that the natives are believed to have held their trials for witchcraft.

Major attractions in Alaska

State Parks Chugach State Park, Kachemak Bay State Park, Afognak Island State Park, Wood-Tikchik State park
Beaches Buskin Beach, Monashka Bay Beach, Petroglyph Beach, Fourth of July Beach.
Museums Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Aurora Ice Museum, Alaska State Museum, Pratt Museum
Historical Places Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Ladd Field, Onion Portage Archeological District, Stika National Historical Park.
Other Places Sitka National Monument, Totem Heritage Center, Iditarod National Historic Trail, Denali National Park.

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