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 Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis That Made a President
In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in for the first of his four terms as president of the United States....
Collection Presidential and First Lady Portraits
Since 1965, the White House Historical Association has been proud to fund the official portraits of our presidents and first ladies,...
Podcast 250 Years of American Political Leadership
The American experiment has long held the curiosity of people around the world, especially for Iain Dale, an award-winning British...
Podcast A Coronation Preview with the British Ambassador to the U.S.
Britain and the U.S. have long had what Prime Minister Winston Churchill called a “special relationship.” From adversaries to alli...
Podcast The History and Making of the Official White House Christmas Ornaments
Since 1981, the White House Historical Association has created the Official White House Christmas Ornament. Collecting and gifting these unique ornaments...
Podcast Abraham Lincoln, Robert Burns, and the Scottish Connection
There is a long history of Scottish influence on the White House, dating back to the Scottish stonemasons that contributed...
Collection The Decatur House Slave Quarters
In 1821-1822, Susan Decatur requested the construction of a service wing. The first floor featured a large kitchen, dining room,...
Podcast The White House Recording Library: The Forgotten Collection
A donation from the Recording Industry Association of America to the Nixon White House, the White House Recording Library was...
Podcast The Next Generation: What the White House Means to Me
From reflections to a historical lightning round, Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association, catches up with the...
Podcast Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency
Mark K. Updegrove shares new historical perspectives on the Kennedy presidency from his recent book, Incomparable Grace: JFK in the...
Podcast James Hoban: The Charleston Years
Charleston holds hints and clues to the formative years of the ambitious young Irishman James Hoban and his dream to...