The President's Park
The Evolution of Lafayette Park and the Ellipse
Making Religion Fashionable
Benjamin Henry Latrobe and St. John's Church
The Dolley Madison House
History of a Former First Lady's Residence
Podcast Moving Day
Americans are familiar with the ceremonies of Inauguration Day, when a new President takes the oath of office at the...
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 Historic Stephen Decatur House
In 1816 the naval war hero, Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., and his wife, Susan, moved to the nascent capital city of...
Podcast British Invasion to French Restoration
The burning of the White House by the British in 1814 during James Madison's presidency represented a low point in our...
Collection Presidential Retreats
Presidents have found different ways to escape the pressures and politics of the position. For early leaders, it was a...
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...
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...
Collection White House Women
While there has yet to be a female president, women have played an integral role in shaping the White House...