Article An Introduction to "Away From the White House"
America's presidents have been trying to get away from it all for more than two hundred years and never quite...
Article A History of Presidential Vacations & Retreats
In this series of video clips, Historian Lawrence L. Knutson talks about presidential vacations and retreats. He offers anecdotes for...
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Article The Soldiers' Home: First Presidential Retreat
Leaving the White House during the summer is an old tradition of the presidents. Those with farms, such as Dwight...
Article Calvin Coolidge's Indelible Vacation to the Black Hills
The first vacations of President Calvin Coolidge were not very different from those of past presidents. Many commanders in chief...
Article Harry S. Truman's "Little White House"
Since the creation of the American presidency, there have been presidential vacations. Early chief executives such as George Washington, John...
Article The Floating White House
Presidential yachts sail now on a sea of memories, long sleek ships that were once symbols of the presidency, tools...
Article Hoover's Retreat: Rapidan Camp
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 100 miles from Washington, Camp Rapidan served President Herbert Hoover and First Lady...
Article Reagan's Ranch in the Heavens
Commonly known as “Ranch in the Sky,” Rancho del Cielo was President Ronald Reagan’s rural property in the Santa Ynez M...
Podcast Life at Camp David
Camp David has provided presidents and their families with a recreational retreat from the White House, as well as a...
Podcast Recipes from the President’s Ranch
When you’re cooking for the president and first family, your meals and recipes become a part of history. In th...
Article Camp David
Sixty miles outside of Washington, D.C. is a rustic wilderness retreat that serves presidents and first families as a...
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