The Entrance Hall
The Blue Room
The Principal Drawing Room
The Red Room
A Richly Formal Room for Teas, Small Receptions, and Meetings
State Dining Room
The Setting for State and Official Dinners
Collection White House in Bloom
Today's White House grounds are a site to behold. What started as 85 acres of land chosen by George Washington, was...
Collection Fourth of July at the White House
It was President Thomas Jefferson who first established the traditions of a Fourth of July celebration at the White House....
The White House Historical Association presents The 1600 Sessions, a podcast that explores the history, untold stories and personal accounts of...
Podcast The Legacy of First Lady Patricia Nixon
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pat Nixon entering the White House as First Lady. Through hard work and...
Collection Cherry Blossoms
Since the first cherry blossom planting in 1912 by First Lady Helen Herron Taft, Washingtonians have celebrated the scenic beauty and...
Collection The 2016 White House Christmas Ornament
Every year since 1981, the White House Historical Association has had the privilege of designing the Official White House Christmas Ornament....
Collection Presidents & Baseball
No sport is more closely tied to the American presidency than baseball. One of Washington’s first baseball fields was lo...
Collection The Kennedy Rose Garden
It's hard to imagine that it was something as casual as a lunch conversation between a newly elected president and...
Collection Dining in the Executive Mansion
A dinner at the White House has always had significance beyond the merely gastronomical. The elegance of the State Dining...
Podcast Back to Basics - White House History with David Rubenstein
In this special episode of The 1600 Sessions, we turn the tables on our podcast’s usual format. Financier and philanthropist Da...
Collection The President's Neighborhood
Since the White House was first occupied by President John Adams in 1800, influential people and organizations—or those who hoped to...