Every president except George Washington has called the White House and its surrounding grounds his place of work, rest, and solitude. Recognizable around the world, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds serve not only as the seat of the executive branch of government of the United States of America, but also as an iconic place for civil discourse.
The President of the United States lives in a National Park
How to Tour the White House
Tours must be scheduled through your Congressman or embassy.
White House Visitor Center
Exhibits and artifacts tell the story of the White House as a symbol, stage, and home.
Explore President's Park
Explore 82 acres of park lands surrounding the White House, home to statues, gardens, and memorials.
Last updated: March 1, 2019