Washington, District of Columbia

Meet Me at the White House!

with Paul B.

11 reviews

Paul B.

Can't take the White House tour? No worries. I'm an award-winning member of the White House press corps and the White House Correspondents Association. Meet me in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 for a 45-minute chat (and Q & A) about the world's most famous home, its history, legends and lore. You'll see things from your sidewalk-only vantage point (like part of the Oval Office) and learn things that will amuse, amaze and entertain you! Tour runs approx. 45 minutes. And look for my new book coming in 2015: "Under This Roof: A History of the Presidency in 21 White House Rooms," from Lyons Press!

Meet me on the sidewalk in front of the White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, at the Northeast Gate - see below for map). We'll start with the East Wing, and work our way down the street towards the power side - the West Wing. I'll point out windows, rooms and the history of each of them. You'll see (partially) the Oval Office, and "Pebble Beach," where TV reporters do their "standups." What goes on and how do things really work? Ask me anything about the White House, its history, any of the presidents - including its current occupants. You never know who'll you see! Fun & informative for all ages. Kids under 12 free. I look forward to meeting you! And...try my other experience - a chat on the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. Incredible coincidences - and stories you probably have never heard before...

Tours begin at the appointed time at the Northeast Gate near the Treasury Department. Location here: http://clinton2.nara.gov/WH/Tours/map.html

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@westwingreport "One of the most influential journalists in the White House press corps." -Knight Foundation's Digital Media Center An award-winning, independent member of the White House press corps, Paul Brandus founded West Wing Reports ® in 2009 and distributes TV/Radio/Print content to clients across the United States and overseas. The author of the upcoming "Under This Roof: A History of the Presidency in 21 White House Rooms," he is also a Washington columnist for MarketWatch (Dow Jones). His background includes NBC News, including several years based in Moscow, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News and several years on Wall Street. He is a member of the White House Correspondents Association and recently completed three years on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Press Club of America. An innovator in social media, Brandus's Twitter account @WestWingReport is the biggest among all accredited members of the White House press corps. In 2011, he won the Shorty Award for "Best Journalist on Twitter," sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Full profile

11 Reviews

Sue R.

Paul was fantastic. Gave us lots of interesting information. The White House came to life. Memorable experience. Very different from the usual tour guide. Sue & Jim from Sydney Australia

Carol W.

Had a great slow stroll and factoid laden walk in front of the WH with Paul. He knows a lot of great hidden gems of info. If you have time before hand think up some questions, the goal is to stump him. :-)

Nima B.

We had a great time on this tour. Paul knows a lot of interesting facts about the White House. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and open to questions.

John A.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Paul's walking tour in front of the White House. Not only was he very knowledgeable on the history of the White House and the Presidents, but he was also very personable. It says a lot when both of my teenagers enjoyed the experience.

Kathy B.

We enjoyed the tour with Paul and would recommend it to anyone. We had no expectations and were pleasantly surprised and everyone in our group discovered more about the White House.

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