Seeing the White House

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statue of Thaddeus Kosciuszko

I started the day with the pancake breakfast at the hostel. Then had to get ready and pack up, as I would be leaving DC later on. And did get to meet a guy from Iowa, as well as a bunch of people from Europe. After packing up, I got only the necessary things, and put my backpack in storage. Then headed out. 

I wanted to visit one more attraction before leaving DC. Leaving the hostel, I walked to Lafayette Square, which has a bunch of statues. After going through it, I came upon the White House. The White House is the official home and workplace of the US President and their family.

This was not my first time seeing it, as I have seen it in past trips. But this time, the street directly in front of it, was closed off. So I could only see it from across the street. And I would not go inside it, since that required advanced reservations, which I did not have.

White House


Afterwards, I walked to the nearby White House Visitor Center, which is a visitor center and museum on the White House. I went inside, and looked around. More about this place in the review here.

After seeing this place, I walked towards back to the hostel, stopping by a couple places along the way. Once I got back to the hostel, I packed up the rest of my things into my backpack. Then headed back out, to the Metro. Then rode it to Union Station.

At the station, I tried to buy 2 different tickets. The first being the MARC train ticket, which I did buy, to go back to Baltimore. The second would have been a Greyhound ticket, to return home in Philly. But it was not possible to buy a ticket from Baltimore to Philly at that station, since I am in DC. Either I would have to be in Baltimore, or buy it online. Oh well, I was hoping, just to get it out of the way.

After all this, I went to the MARC train, and hopped on it. And with just enough time, as the train would leave Union Station a short time after. Leaving Washington DC, I was heading back to Baltimore.

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statue of Thaddeus Kosciuszko
statue of Thaddeus Kosciuszko
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White House
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desk used by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Washington Sights & Attractions review
Not a substitute for visiting the actual White House
White House Visitor Center is located near the White House. Not a substitute for visiting the White House itself. The White House requires advanced re… read entire review