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Life in the White House

To celebrate the West Wing's 100th anniversary, the White House presents Life in the White House, an exclusive presentation of the rich history of the White House and West Wing.

Oval Office Video
Oval Office Video Oval Office Video en espanol

VP Office Video Tour
Laura Bush Video Tour of Diplomatic Reception Room

Scott McClellan's Tour of the Press Room Karl Rove's Tour of the Roosevelt Room Andy Card's Tour of the Cabinet Room Lynne Cheney's Tour of the VP's Residence

Videos require Real Player for viewing.

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Photo Essays
View past and present photos of life in the rooms of the White House.

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Just for Kids
Enjoy games, quizzes, and coloring book pages for kids.

kids concentration game

Panoramic Tours
View the White House and West Wing through 360-degree movies.

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Richard Norton SmithThe Early Presidencies
White House historian/author Richard Norton Smith discussedthe early Presidencies -- President Washington through President John Quincy Adams.

Articles and Anecdotes

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Blue Room Center of the House
Cross Hall Entrances & Exhibits
East Room Clotheslines
Diplomatic Room Entrances & Exits
Family Life Tears of Joy
Green Room Relaxed Conversation
Red Room Parties & Progress
State Dining Clinking Glasses

West Wing
Cabinet Room Debates & Decisions
Oval Office Presidential Symbol
Press Room Press Pool
Roosevelt Room Fish Room
West Wing Transformation

VP Residence
VP Residence Observatory

Video Tour by Curator
SofaTake a look at art and furnishings of the State Floor in videos narrated by White House Curator William Allman.

White House Tour Information
White House Tours
For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Info Line at 202-456-7041.
More about White House Tours.

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