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
Podcast Obama White House Portraits: The Artists
The White House Historical Association commissions official portraits of the president and first lady. As is the custom, President Barack...
Collection State Dinners
A State Dinner honoring a visiting head of government or reigning monarch is one of the grandest and most glamorous...
Podcast White House Builder James Hoban’s Irish Roots
Over 200 years ago, James Hoban left Ireland for America to pursue his dream of becoming an architect. Selected by President...
Collection Weddings and the White House
From First Lady Dolley Madison's sister Lucy Payne Washington's wedding in 1812 to the nuptials of President Joseph Biden and First...
Podcast White House: Next-Gen Designers
Following in the footsteps of the original White House designer and builder, James Hoban, we talk to a new generation...
Podcast Jon Meacham on Lincoln and the American Struggle
White House Historical Association president Stewart McLaurin hosted a town hall featuring Jon Meacham at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Me...
Podcast David Rubenstein on Patriotic Philanthropy
David Rubenstein is co-founder and co-chair of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm based in Washington, DC. He is...
Podcast Jacqueline Kennedy: Art in Cultural Diplomacy
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was the driving force behind a brilliant act of cultural diplomacy: bringing Leonardo Da Vinci’s ma...
Podcast Jacqueline Kennedy: Restoring the White House
When First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy took on the herculean task of restoring the interior of the White House, she appointed...
Collection Native Americans and the White House
Native Americans hold a significant place in White House history. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples, including the Nacotchtank and...
Podcast U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
The White House is a ceremonial stage upon which our nation welcomes our most important visitors, including foreign heads of...