• John Adams moved in 1800
• Running Water was introduced in 1833 during Andrew Jacksons 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.
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.
The official White House Visitor Center is an excellent place to visit. You will have to go through security similar to the way you do at airports. Lots of exhibits and 3D Computer models to do virtual tours of the Mansion. Also a short video plays on a large screen that is worth watching, and a gift shop that has some very nice things to offer that are of better quality than you find in typical tourist git shops. This venue is operated by the National Park Service and all proceeds from purchases there go towards their operation. Located at the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW in the Commerce Building.
- Black Lives Matter Plaza
- Saint Johns Church
- The Blair House,
- Lafayette Square
- The Old Executive Office Building
- The Renwick Gallery
- United States Department of Treasury Building