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Eisenhower Executive Office Building

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Great architecture

Great architecture. Worth a walk around while you are next door looking at the White House. Very gothic

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne S
Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great architecture. Worth a walk around while you are next door looking at the White House. Very gothic

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Not much to do here other than a quick look. Building architecture is very strange and fairly ugly compared to the other government buildings in DC. You can't go inside so don't waste much time here when there are so many other worthwhile things to do in Washington. This one is a disappointment and one to avoid if you are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is just one very amazing old building in fact I would say it is the most interesting building in Washington for its architecture and its massive size. Very hard to believe this sits right next door to the White House because I have seen the White House thousands of times and never saw this building. You cannot go in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This building is an active federal government office building. It is located next to the White House and has much security.

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The building is right next to the White House. It's big and has a lot of history to it. It was also well decorated for the holidays. When at the White House it only takes a couple extra minutes to check it out.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

One of the most incredible buildings in Washington. Magnificent is the only word. I don't know if you can go inside on a tour, but if you can by the looks of it it would take days. I really admire the courage and vision of the designers and builders. When I think of how often I've seen the whitehouse in... More 

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Something different in the typical Federal Government Architecture - a little Gothic, but something different compared to the typical Greco-Roman architecture in DC. Have not been inside the building but always fascinated by this building when seeing the White House and surrounding areas.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The real home of the senior White House and NSC staff, the building is a beautiful 19th century rabbit warren of a building. Walking around it where you can gives you an interesting view into 19th century architecture. Was the War Department and the State Department at one time. I've been in meetings there many times and the inside is... More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We did not go inside, but stood in awe and absorbed the architectual beauty from the outside. There were SS guards posted every few feet and were quite helpful in answering what questions that they could. Great for a walking tour!! Little kids would pribably not enjoy to hear about the history of the building, but teenagers and adults sure... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Often, many tourists visited Penn Ave overlooked this beautiful iconic landmark building because the focus is so much on the White House. The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is right next to the White House and is housed the majority of White House workers. According to the historical information on site, it was built as State, War and Navy Departments. On... More 

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