The White House

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20500, United States
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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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    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
  • 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 Jackson · 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 Edge · January 14, 2012
  • Jaye J.

    Barack Obama & Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

    Jaye Jackson · January 21, 2013
  • steven t.

    Check out the guards along the roof

    steven thorne · July 12, 2010
  • Jeff S.

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

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

    look out for the hidden snipers on the roof

    Shiela-Rae Wickham · August 7, 2010

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

    POLITICO · November 10, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chevrolet

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

    Chevrolet · September 21, 2010
  • 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 Jackson · November 17, 2012
  • Nick T.

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

    Nick Tay · April 16, 2010
  • Josh S.

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

    Josh Schaffer · 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
  • The White House

    Thank you for visiting the White House! Share your photos & experience with the hashtag #AtTheWH. Some of your photos will be featured on

    The White House · July 9, 2014
  • 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
  • PBS

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

    PBS · May 12, 2012
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Charles T.

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

    Charles Tabangcora · July 10, 2010
  • Tyler G.

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

    Tyler Gobble · August 12, 2009
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Completed in 1800 before we burned it down in 1812

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · March 8, 2014
  • Presidential Libraries

    On January 20, 1945, FDR was inaugurated here for an unprecedented fourth term. He chose the While House as the inaugural location out of wartime austerity.

    Presidential Libraries · February 1, 2011
  • Red M.

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

    Red Monroe · July 18, 2009
  • The Telegraph

    Hop on the Metro to Farragut West and follow Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. You may be lucky enough to see the President’s helicopter or the family dog, Bo, being take for his morning walk.

    The Telegraph · March 12, 2013
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Designed by James Hoban who won $500 commission. 2nd place went to John Collins who submitted entry under initials “A.Z.” AZ is speculated to actually be Thomas Jefferson. Full site history here<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · July 3, 2012
  • jeanaymeri

    Get a tour of the West Wing and visit the Oval Office!

    jeanaymeri · August 16, 2011
  • US National Archives

    As you drift around the rooms of the White House this July 4th, check out this cool declaration from President Franklin D. Roosevelt! How can you not feel patriotic after reading it? Read more

    US National Archives · June 24, 2013
  • Presidential Libraries

    Barney and Miss Beazley, President George W. and Laura Bush's two Scottish terriers, enjoyed playing on the White House lawn.

    Presidential Libraries · November 7, 2011
  • Maria B.

    Go Obama!!! We love you

    Maria Burns · May 2, 2011
  • Michael V.

    Plan your visit here well in advance through your congressman.

    Michael V · August 20, 2010
  • Paul F. L.

    Don't do anything dumb around here.

    Paul F. Lopez · March 12, 2011
  • Ernie

    See if you can spot the Obama kids on the newly installed swing set.

    Ernie · March 6, 2009
  • Aaron

    Lieutenant Dan the firefighting gnome visits #attheWH

    Aaron · April 27, 2013
  • Cindy S.

    Famous address!

  • Tammy G.

    My faves: the kitchen garden, West Wing, Sasha & Malia's swingset & the view of the monuments.

    Tammy Gordon · July 14, 2011
  • 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
  • Hussein M.

    حريه في كل مكان ، حتى امام باب البيت الأبيض ، كل ينادي الرئيس بصوت عال ليقضي مسألته ..

    Hussein Musaad · July 23, 2013
  • Ricardo C.

    Um local com ótimo ambiente :)

    Ricardo Costa · June 23, 2013

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