The White House

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20500
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The White House is the official residence & principal workplace of the President of the United States. The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 & 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. Residence of every U.S. p... (See all)


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  • "... honored by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, March 26 at the White House." (5 tips)
  • "Take a tour and see the president arrive with a huge motorcade." (4 tips)
  • "... to the grounds/garden tour in the Spring or Fall, do it! Tickets are..." (20 tips)

    Completed in 1800, The White House is the oldest public building in Washington, DC and has been the home of every president except George Washington.

    HISTORY · March 31, 2010
  • Ellen DeGeneres

    The President and Mrs. Obama invited Mama and D.J. Tony to join them for their Annual Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn. If you see Bo, tell him Ellen says hi.

    Ellen DeGeneres · September 8, 2010
  • NHL

    The 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, the LA Kings, will be honored by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, March 26 at the White House. Read more

    NHL · March 24, 2013
  • C-SPAN

    Check out C-SPAN’s documentary: “The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home” (Trailer here on YouTube) Read more

    C-SPAN · June 21, 2010
  • The White House

    Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley checks in at the White House. Read more

    The White House · April 28, 2012
  • Washington Post

    Did you know the movie 'The Butler' was based on a story by Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood? The real Cecil Gaines is Eugene Allen. He served 34 years for eight presidents in the White House. Read more

    Washington Post · September 13, 2013
  • Mashable

    The White House isn't just a place you can check into anymore -- now you can follow it too. The White House posts historical information & tips about places President Obama has been and will visit. Read more

    Mashable · August 16, 2011
  • Jaye J.

    Barack Obama (pictured) is re-elected President of the United States.

    Jaye J. · November 7, 2012
  • National Post

    Obama visits The Daily Show: Would the U.S. President get the softballs he received from Jay Leno? We tuned in to see. More at the link: Read more

    National Post · October 28, 2010
  • Charles E.

    It should be a requirement that everyone take a tour of the White House!

    Charles E. · January 14, 2012
  • Jaye J.

    Barack Obama & Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

    Jaye J. · January 21, 2013
  • steven t.

    Check out the guards along the roof

    steven t. · July 12, 2010
  • Jeff S.

    Step back, take a moment and watch the flag fly above the White House.

    Jeff S. · July 23, 2010
  • Shiela-Rae W.

    look out for the hidden snipers on the roof

    Shiela-Rae W. · August 7, 2010

    Official White House photographer Pete Souza gives us a look into Obama's world. Read more

    POLITICO · November 10, 2010
  • George K.

    Look through the bars and say to yourself "President Barack Hussein Obama," "First Lady Michelle Obama" and "First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama." Smile broadly.

    George K. · March 30, 2009
  • Presidential Libraries

    What would you want your secret service name to be? President Reagan's was "Rawhide" and Nancy's was "Rainbow."

    Presidential Libraries · January 11, 2011
  • Chevrolet

    The President's official car is often called "Cadillac One." Most upgrades and customizations are state secrets.

    Chevrolet · September 21, 2010
  • Presidential Libraries

    Before the White House track was installed, President Clinton would jog through the streets of Washington DC. The fitness workout was shared with the Secret Service detail jogging along with him.

    Presidential Libraries · February 2, 2011
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Yesterday I was at the White House to discuss common sense measures for reducing gun violence.

    Mike Bloomberg · February 28, 2013
  • NBC Politics

    NBC's Brian Williams taped “Inside the Obama White House” - behind the scenes look at what goes on inside the White House and the West Wing each day in 2009. Get your wonk on at

    NBC Politics · April 10, 2012
  • Presidential Libraries

    President Ford, an avid swimmer, installed the pool and cabana in 1975. In 2002, President G.W. Bush renovated the cabana with a solar array to help heat the pool, spa, and running water.

    Presidential Libraries · February 1, 2011
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Don’t miss the White House beehive and the First Lady’s vegetable garden from the gate on the South Lawn. The bees pollinate White House plants and make honey for the first family and their guests.

    The Ritz-Carlton · September 5, 2013
  • Jaye J.

    Barack Obama, Gold Medalist, Not Impressed

    Jaye J. · November 17, 2012
  • Movie Mayor

    To learn the truth behind President Lincoln's assassination in 2007's "National Treasure 2" Nicolas Cage must gain access to the two Resolute desks, located in Buckingham Palace and the White House. Read more

    Movie Mayor · August 16, 2010
  • TIME

    "FOR SALE: How to Buy the White House. Asking: $2.5 Billion." TIME cover story looks at how big-money fundraising could play a decisive role in 2012 Presidential race. Read more

    TIME · August 2, 2012
  • Jaye J.

    "Hey. Mama, I made it." - LeBron James @ The White House (1/28/13) 

    Jaye J. · January 29, 2013
  • Fitness Magazine

    Singer Colbie Caillat (FITNESS's May issue's cover girl!) will sing the National Anthem here on April 25 at this year's Easter Egg Roll...the largest public event at the White House. Read more

    Fitness Magazine · April 22, 2011
  • Nick T.

    Take a picture by the whitehouse! Try and spot where Obama is!

    Nick T. · April 16, 2010
  • Josh S.

    I miss Ronald Regan, life was good then.....

    Josh S. · October 18, 2010
  • Beth

    Enjoy strolling down the middle of Penn Ave. The street was blocked off to traffic during the Clinton Administration.

    Beth · November 4, 2009
  • NAKID Social Sports in DC

    Hellloooo Mr. President!

    NAKID Social Sports in DC · October 13, 2011
  • DC Preservation League

    When the White House and its flanking Executive Offices were completed in 1800, the surrounding grounds were left unfinished for lack of funds.

    DC Preservation League · March 9, 2011
  • AIA National

    Architect James Hoban based his design on Dublin’s Leinster House. The building was voted one of America’s favorite 150 architecture projects in a poll by AIA National. Read more

    AIA National · March 5, 2011
  • Bin_Saleh ق.

    Hi Mr. President

    Bin_Saleh ق. · March 24, 2013
  • Robert (#TJ)

    Both the Washington Post WaPro Badge & the Historian Badge can be unlocked here.

    Robert (#TJ) · October 4, 2013
  • PBS

    Some of the most famous and distinguished performers in the world perform here -- watch these performances at

    PBS · May 12, 2012
  • Presidential Libraries

    On December 8, 1987, a major step in arms control was reached when President Reagan and USSR General Secretary Gorbachev signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty here.

    Presidential Libraries · January 24, 2011
  • Nate S.

    Count the number of steps you take from the Monument to the White House. And check out written by a suburban-based Washingtonian!

    Nate S. · July 30, 2010
  • Charles T.

    Not as epic as shown on TV but still pretty cool to check out.

    Charles T. · July 10, 2010
  • Tyler G.

    Take a tour and see the president arrive with a huge motorcade.

    Tyler G. · August 12, 2009
  • Mike R.

    Interesting fact: this building was NOT actually destroyed by aliens. A scale model was used to create the destruction in the hit film 'Independence Day'.

    Mike R. · April 6, 2012
  • US National Archives

    Waffles were favorite breakfast treat at the Kennedy House. Want to learn more about presidential food? Come by the National Archives and check out our exhibit Read more

    US National Archives · June 8, 2011
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Completed in 1800 before we burned it down in 1812

  • US National Archives

    This Fourth of July, enjoy the annual Washington, DC fireworks display, a tradition for several years now. Take a trip in history and check out the display from 1969! Read more

    US National Archives · June 12, 2013
  • Jobs Not Cuts

    Stand with President @BarackObama in fighting for a budget that creates #JobsNotCuts – Read more

    Jobs Not Cuts · January 20, 2013
  • Taben N.

    Barack Obama square head..

    Taben N. · December 16, 2012
  • DC Preservation League

    The first public building to be erected in Washington, the White House has been the home of every president since John Adams. The design of the house was by Irish-born architect James Hoban.

    DC Preservation League · July 26, 2011
  • Red M.

    Flew over the White House at night. Saw it all lit up. Walked past the property during the day.

    Red M. · July 18, 2009
  • Алиса

    Белый дом! Резиденция Президента Америки! Скажем так, посмотреть конечно стоит, но мало впечатляет! Вот если бы пригласили на прохладный мохито было бы интересней)

    Алиса · July 10, 2013

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