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 A Tour of White House History with Michael Beschloss
In this final episode of 2020, White House Historical Association President Stewart D. McLaurin has a conversation with presidential historian Michael...
Podcast James Hoban, Designer and Builder of the White House
James Hoban came from humble beginnings as a young carpenter and architect in Ireland, and went on to collaborate with...
Podcast The Decorator-In-Chief
Every administration brings their own personality to the White House, particularly when it comes to the look and feel of...
Collection First Children
What was it like to grow up in a home where some of the most important political decisions are being...
Podcast Wine and the White House
Wine has a long and important history in the White House, playing a unique role in entertaining, public ceremonies, and...
Podcast The First White House Guidebook: Mrs. Kennedy, National Geographic, and the White House Historical Association
The first White House guidebook was published in 1962 as a collaboration between First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the new White House...
Podcast Women’s Suffrage and the White House
This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of the suffragists' fight to secure the right to...
Collection The 2020 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 Decorative Arts in the White House
Many people approach the decor of their homes as a reflection of oneself. But what happens when a home's interior...
Podcast Conversations from History Happy Hour
In this first episode of 2021, White House Historical Association President Stewart D. McLaurin introduces the Association’s popular virtual program Hi...
Collection Art in the White House
The collection of fine art at the White House has evolved and grown over time. The collection began with mostly...