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.
Treat yourself to a tour of presidential memorials in the round with 360° photographs of these iconic places.
Follow the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower as told through an audio tour of the newest presidential memorial in D.C.
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.
Virtually wander around Independence NHP, where the new nation continued to be molded into a lasting democracy in its early years.
Virtually tour the grounds of George Washington Birthplace NM to see the modest beginnings of the first U.S. president.
Explore the lives of John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Louisa Catherine Adams through art and artifacts of the Adams home.
Floor by floor, walk the halls of Martin Van Buren's home at “Lindenwald,” a 220-acre farm where Van Buren lived and worked.
Be a guest of Mr. Abraham Lincoln at his home on the corner of Eight and Jackson Streets, Springfield, Illinois in 1860.
See the home and farm where people were enslaved on the plantation managed by Ulysses S. Grant prior to the Civil War.
Take a quick video tour of the General Grant Memorial to the tune of "Hail to the Chief."
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.
Come home to Val-Kill with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Val-Kill was both a retreat space and center of advocacy and activism.
Visit the home of Harry S. Truman and discover the home town, personal roots, and history of the 33rd president.
Go inside at John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS on a virtual tour of the family home available in various languages.
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
The 59th Presidential Inauguration is going virtual! Join the virtual festivities and explore your presidential national parks.
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.
Virtual Ranger Programs
Don't move! We'll come to you to give ranger programs through your digital devices this inauguration.
Gotta collect them all! Earn Junior Ranger badges while learning about U.S. presidents, inaugurations, and memorials.
Trivia time! Test your knowledge of presidential history with games for all ages about history and places found in national parks.
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