Take a virtual tour of the White House from home (PHOTOS)

Mar 31 2020, 10:16 am

Explore one of the most iconic and influential houses in the entire world from the comfort of your own home during your COVID-19 quarantine.

Google Arts & Culture provides viewers with the unique experience of touring through the famous house without compromising their physical distancing.

“For more than 200 years, the White House has been more than just the home of the Presidents and their families,” the site explains.

“Throughout the world, it is recognized as the symbol of the President, of the President’s administration, and of the United States.”


The White House (Shutterstock)

According to Google Arts & Scholar, the White House is the only private residence of a head of state that the public is allowed to visit free of charge.

Users can participate in two separate tours.

The first virtual tour is of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, located in the West Wing, which is home to a majority of offices for staff within the White House.

Beginning with an outside view of the structure, this portion of the White House includes the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office, the Secretary of War suite, the library, and the Indian Treaty Room.


The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office (Google Arts & Culture)

The second virtual tour gives viewers a look at various decor items within the White House.

Starting with the surrounding gardens, the “Virtual Tour of the Art and Decor of The White House: The State Floor” takes you through multiple stunning rooms featuring beautiful ornaments and furnishings collected by the White House and admired by the First Families and their guests for generations.

A particular highlight is the full-length portrait of America’s first president, George Washington.


Portrait of George Washington in the White House (Google Arts & Culture)

Virtual visitors can also experience the Entrance Hall, Cross Hall, East Room, Green Room, Blue Room, and Red Room, as well as the State Dining Room.

Accompanying the images are brief descriptions of the historical background of given items as well as the purposes of the various rooms.

For those looking to delve deeper into the history of the United States, take a virtual tour of the White House to experience the structure that holds the nation’s most influential and important people and political policies.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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