Author Sushant Published on February 13th 2019
How it feels to visit the White House, the residence and office of the most powerful person on earth, only one can tell after visiting the place. Tours inside the white house are allowed only for east wing, tours to west wing are on invitation basis.
What do you see when you visit the white house:
White House Family Theater: A small movie theater built inside the east wing, with all the features of a big movie hall. East Garden Room: It is a corner room in the ground floor of the East Wing that provides access to the Jackie Kennedy Garden and other parts of the south lawn grounds.
Library: The White House Library is on the Ground Floor of the White House, the official home of the President of the United States. The Library is used for teas and meetings hosted by the President and First Lady.
China Room: The Presidential Collection Room was designated by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to display the growing collection of White House china. The collection is arranged chronologically, beginning to the right of the fireplace.
Vermeil Room: The Vermeil Room is located on the ground floor of the White House. The room houses a collection of silver-gilt or vermeil tableware. Red, Blue and Green Room: These rooms are three state parlors on the State Floor in the White House, these rooms serve as parlours, music rooms, for holding small dinner parties in it.
State Dining Room: It is the larger of the two dining rooms on the State Floor of the White House, it is used for receptions, luncheons, larger formal dinners, and state dinners for visiting heads of state on state visits.
If you are a US citizen, a tour request can be submitted through one’s Member of Congress and if you are a citizen of a foreign country, then contact your embassy in Washington DC for assistance in submitting a tour request.
How to reach: Highly advisable to use public transport either metro or a bus. The closest metro stop to the tour entrance is Metro Center (red, orange, blue and silver lines) (take the 13th Street exit), which is just a 7-minute walk.
My visit to Lincoln Memorial
It’s not just a memorial for a historic personality; it’s a place where history has been created many times. To name a few events, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, I have a dream right here at the Lincoln Memorial. Marion Anderson was not allowed to perform in front of 75,000 audience right here.
The Greek Doric Temple Structure and large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln is definitely going to leave you awestruck. The reflecting pool is the cherry on the top for a visual treat. It’s not easy to write about the beauty of the interiors and exteriors of the monument, one must visit to see the grandness of the memorial.
How to reach
By Metro: The closest Metro station to the Lincoln Memorial is Foggy Bottom (Blue-Orange-Silver). It’s about a 15 to 20- minute walk (directions), depending on your speed from the Metro station to the Lincoln Memorial.
By Bus: All companies stop at the Lincoln Memorial, you could also utilize the Circulator Bus, which is a public bus designed for tourists and a great deal if you aren’t looking for
commentary along the way.
Accessibility: The Lincoln Memorial is free of charge and is fully wheelchair accessible.