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 An Artist Visits the White House Past
From its construction in 1792, until the 1902 renovation that shaped the modern identity and functions of the interior of the White...
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...
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....
Podcast Social Secretaries
How do you plan for a State Dinner with hundreds of guests, a private meal with a King and Queen...
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 White House Women
While there has yet to be a female president, women have played an integral role in shaping the White House...
Podcast A White House of Stone
In its more than 200 years of history, the White House has seen many physical changes, but its original stone walls...
Podcast First Lady Barbara Bush
First Lady Barbara Bush was admired for her authenticity, as well as her advocacy on issues such as preserving the...
Podcast The Irish Architect and the Scottish Stonemasons
In 1792, Irish immigrant James Hoban won a contest to design the White House and created an enduring symbol for America...
Podcast Blair House and the Chief of Protocol
When heads of state visit the United States and the White House, the United States Chief of Protocol is on...
Collection By Land, By Sea, By Air
Whether by hoof, air, waterway, road, or rail, the President’s access to reliable transportation is essential during their time in...