Virtual Tours

For the armchair explorer in all of us, there are virtual tours of national parks with presidential history that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Travel to our nation's capital and across the country virtually to sites remembering the life and legacies of U.S. presidents using your digital devices. Virtual tours take many forms, including 3-D renderings, cell phone talks, videos, maps, and more. Additional tours will be added in celebration of the upcoming Inauguration Day.

Tour Presidential History in the Nation's Capital

As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. is home to the greatest collection of the nation's most iconic presidential memorials. Join park rangers and our partners for virtual tours of presidential memorials. Most are part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks in the heart of downtown, but a few are located on islands along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Flattened image of a memorial chamber with prominent columns and a statue of Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Places 360°

Treat yourself to a tour of presidential memorials in the round with 360° photographs of these iconic places.

Dwight D. Eisenhower with text reading "Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Audio Tour"
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Audio Tour

Follow the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower as told through an audio tour of the newest presidential memorial in D.C.

Red flowers near a river and the Washington Monument on the other side
George Washington Memorial Parkway

Take a quick video tour to see some of the special places along the longest presidential memorial, which also runs in Virginia and Maryland.

Tour Presidential History Across the Country

Explore national parks across the country that are dedicated to honoring U.S. presidents or have presidents' stories to tell. Presidential sites can take many shapes and sizes, including homes, birthplaces, archeology sites, monuments, and memorials.

Independence Hall, a large brick building with a prominent cupola
Beginnings of a Nation

Virtually wander around Independence NHP, where the new nation continued to be molded into a lasting democracy in its early years.

Obelisk behind trees in a field
Imagining a President's Beginnings

Virtually tour the grounds of George Washington Birthplace NM to see the modest beginnings of the first U.S. president.

A brick fireplace in a room with a brick floor and an open door.
Growing Up With the Adams

Explore the lives of John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Louisa Catherine Adams through art and artifacts of the Adams home.

A wood bed frame sits on a red carpet with white stars. Green curtains hang over sunny windows
Campaigning from Lindenwald Farm

Floor by floor, walk the halls of Martin Van Buren's home at “Lindenwald,” a 220-acre farm where Van Buren lived and worked.

A narrow hallway separates a carpeted staircase with a wood banister from a small living room.
Be Abraham Lincoln's Guest

Be a guest of Mr. Abraham Lincoln at his home on the corner of Eight and Jackson Streets, Springfield, Illinois in 1860.

A dusty barn made of wood planks is mostly empty. A coil of rope sits on the floor next to a shelf.
Slavery at White Haven

See the home and farm where people were enslaved on the plantation managed by Ulysses S. Grant prior to the Civil War.

U.S. flag flying near a classical-style memorial dome
A Final Resting Place

Take a quick video tour of the General Grant Memorial to the tune of "Hail to the Chief."

Statue of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt seated at a table
Calling the Roosevelt Residence

Dial in to take an audio tour around the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS to peer into the lives of the political power couple.

A sunny room with large windows looks out to trees. Inside, there is a long table and chairs.
A Center of Advocacy and Activism

Come home to Val-Kill with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Val-Kill was both a retreat space and center of advocacy and activism.

Inside a kitchen with patterned wallpaper, a red topped table with a toaster and two place settings.
At Home in Missouri

Visit the home of Harry S. Truman and discover the home town, personal roots, and history of the 33rd president.

Three-story light blue house decorated with visitors on the porch
First Steps to the White House

Go inside at John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS on a virtual tour of the family home available in various languages.

Farm manager laying on a farm field pointing up at the sky
12 Fun Things to Do Around Town

Let Farm Manager Brett recommend some fun activities to enjoy Jimmy Carter National Historic Site as he takes you on a tour.

More Virtual Experiences

  • Illustration of a desk with park-related items looking out a window at a cityscape
    Go Virtual

    The 59th Presidential Inauguration is going virtual! Join the virtual festivities and explore your presidential national parks.

  • View of the National Mall through columns
    Presidential Places 360°

    Remotely explore presidential memorials in D.C. in the round and see if you can pass the test to become a virtual tour guide.

  • Two rangers in face masks, one pointing to the Washington Monument
    Virtual Ranger Programs

    Don't move! We'll come to you to give ranger programs through your digital devices this inauguration.

  • Junior Ranger badge with the presidential seal with text reading
    Junior Rangers

    Gotta collect them all! Earn Junior Ranger badges while learning about U.S. presidents, inaugurations, and memorials.

  • Statue of Abraham Lincoln
    Game On

    Trivia time! Test your knowledge of presidential history with games for all ages about history and places found in national parks.

  • Passport cancellation stamp with text reading
    Virtual Passport Stamp

    Do you collect national park passport cancellation stamps? Congratulations, you've found the virtual Presidential Inauguration stamp!

Last updated: January 20, 2021