House Museums present history and the lives of their inhabitants in time capsules. No house museum in the world does this better than The White House in Washington, D.C. Home to the Presidents of the U.S. since 1800 when President John Adams and his wife moved in, the rooms of this iconic mansion hold treasures and memories of every presidential family since then. The theme of this year’s holiday decorations is “A Timeless Tradition” and I was privileged to be invited to the White House to explore. Here are a few of my favorite rooms with a touch of the history they embody.
You too can tour the White House throughout the year. Here is the link with instructions for reserving tickets through your Congressman or Embassy. There is also a link for a virtual tour, but I highly recommend a tour in person, to the finest “House Museum” in the world. ( This article was also published in the Huffington Post. You can find the article here.
The first Christmas party in the White House was hosted by President John Adams in December 1800 and holiday celebrations have continued ever since.
Thanks for a wonderful tour and I hope to return next year.