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The White House

John Adams moved in 1800

Running Water was introduced in 1833 during Andrew Jackson’s administration.

In 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes has the first telephone installed in the telegraph room. The White House phone number was “1.”

It would be another 50 years (1929) when President Herbert Hoover had the first phone installed in the Oval Office.

The White House! First on every Washington DC visitors Must See list, the White House is magnificent – both inside and out.  Situated on the earliest city plan by George Washington, himself, the White House was very important to our first President because it represents the Executive Branch of our government. The most photogenic side of the White House is the South Face where you’ll be able to spot the stately Truman Balcony even from a distance.  It’s this side that appears in famous news reports: The President lands in a specially outfitted helicopter, Marine One, and walks into the White House through the Rose Garden entrance- often waving as he enters.

If you want to schedule a White House tour, make sure to plan early, typically White House tours are booked 2-3 months in advance and must be scheduled through your Congressman or Senator. If you are visiting from outside of the United States, contact your embassy for White House tour information.

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