Take a Tour

December 21, 2018
U.S. presidents have lived in the White House since 1800.
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The White House is in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The White House is more than 200 years old. It is where the president and the First Family live. See what happens in America’s most famous home.

The president works.

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He signs bills into law. Here, President Donald Trump signs a bill for kids’ health.

The president has fun.

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He can go to the White House theater. President Ronald Reagan enjoyed The Sound of Music.

The president spends time with family.

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Even the president needs to relax. President John F. Kennedy celebrated Christmas at the White House. He posed for a family photo. But the pets would not sit still!

The president hosts guests.

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World leaders visit the White House. President Barack Obama hosted Justin Trudeau. He is Canada’s leader. They waved for a photo.

Did You Know?

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U.S. presidents pay for their own food. A bill comes every month. Here, President Gerald Ford fixes an English muffin in the White House kitchen.