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Oct 18, 2021 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association has released a NEW edition of the White House 360 Tour on its website whitehousehistory.org and White House Experience App: The Halloween Scavenger Hunt Edition. The themed version of the app’s traditional 360-degree tour is designed to teach participants about the spookier side of White House history.
Throughout the tour, families can discover stories of Halloween celebrations at the White House, see images of first families in costume, and learn more about ghost sightings in the building – from Thomas Jefferson playing the violin, to Andrew Jackson’s booming laugh on the second floor, to “The Thing.”
Participants can collect facts from these stories and complete a worksheet to be entered into a raffle for special Halloween prizes from the White House Historical Association’s White House History Shop. Five lucky raffle winners will be chosen to receive prize packs containing candy, pencils, and other gifts.
The White House 360 Tour: Halloween Scavenger Hunt Edition is available on WhiteHouseHistory.org as well as on the White House Experience App through November 1, 2021. The deadline to submit answers to win prizes is November 1, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.
About the White House Experience Mobile App
The White House Experience App brings First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s vision of an accessible White House to the modern age. Users can virtually tour the White House and the surrounding President’s Neighborhood, with an iOS or Android smartphone. Through the app, users can also take A Closer Look at objects, traditions, and behind-the-scenes work in the White House. The app also includes interactive elements such as a Presidential Look-Alike selfie-matching feature, and Fly Like Ike, which celebrates President Eisenhower’s legacy by giving users a chance to pilot the presidential helicopter around Washington, D.C.
About the white house historical association
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $50 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.
To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.