This is a must for anyone truly interested in the history of the White House, and the Presidency. Paul has a wealth of knowledge that he very much enjoys sharing. He encourages questions as you go along and isn't stuck on any particlur script or sequence. Besides learning a great deal, I was very much entertained by the stories and opinions Paul offers. If you have the privalige of taking this tour, I highly recommend it. Highlight of my trip, thanks Paul!
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.
In September, 2013 my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. For me, as a former speechwriter to a politician in Canada, this was the trip of a lifetime. It was a goal of mine to see the White House and therefore I was very disappointed to learn, that due to mandated budget cuts, the inside tours of the White House were not available. Fortunately, through twitter via Paul Brandus @WestWingReport I became aware of the White House Tour. The White House tour with Paul Brandus was an amazing experience. Paul provided detailed information of presidential history, policy, politics and even some inside information about the dynamics of the White House Press Corps! I highly recommend booking the White House Tour with Paul Brandus. It was an honour to meet this award winning and influential journalist and to learn detailed historical and current information about the White House. It was an experience that everyone should have! As well, I must add that Paul Brandus is a very friendly, amiable and obliging individual.Throughout the tour he encouraged us to ask questions. Also, I highly recommend that you follow Paul Brandus on twitter @WestWingReport to learn further information about the President and Washington, D.C. politics.
My family and I met Paul on the north side of the White House in early August. Despite having varying levels of interest in politics, we all really enjoyed Paul's tour. He went room by room across the White House, and answered any and all questions we had about him, his work, White House correspondents generally, and of course the President and White House. He was able to give us an idea of that world that I don't think we would have gotten even if we had spent hours reading books on the same subjects. If White House tours are still cancelled when you next travel to Washington (or even if they're not), I highly recommend meeting Paul (and asking him as many questions as you can think of!).
Paul's tour was excellent! Paul spoke to our group of 12, ranging in age from 16-65, and engaged us all in the stories of the White House and its occupants. Everyone in our group found the tour exceptional. Paul even took the time to learn about what we were doing in the city (working with agencies helping the needy across DC) and tailored his tour to some things that we were interested in. Thanks for a great visit! I'd recommend this tour to anyone!
My family and I had a great time on this tour. The tour guide, Paul Brandus, is very informative and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in learning about the White House and its history. It is also a unique opportunity to talk with someone who works inside the White House -- which does not happen every day!