Our Walks—Overview

Our walks are interactive learning experiences, not just tours. Our walks are led by costumed actors/interpreters. Our walks are kind of like environmental theatre or living history. Each of the walks is based on a charming script written by an award-winning DC playwright. Facts are not the focus—being a part of history is!

Each walk is about 70 minutes in length and takes place outside the White House grounds, in and around the White House neighborhood and Lafayette Park.

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Currently we offer three walks that focus on the history of the  White House—The President’s House .

Each walk focuses on a different aspect of life in the White House and is led by a different character (actor/interpreter) from the past.

3 Walks. 3 Characters.

Home, Office, Museum

The White House serves many functions and each of the walks focuses on one of them.
It serves as the office of the President of the United States. And, of course, it’s a home to the First Family. As well as a museum filled with objects that tell many stories from throughout the United States History. Meet, interact with, and listen to historical characters (costumed actors/interpreters) viewpoint about living or working in the White House.

THE WHITE HOUSE
AS A HOME

Quentin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son posing in his Air Force military uniform.

Quentin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son posing in his Air Force military uniform.

Quentin Roosevelt

This walk is led by Quentin Roosevelt, President Theodore and Edith Roosevelt's youngest child.

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 THE WHITE HOUSE
AS AN OFFICE

Liz Carpenter and Lady Bird Johnson reviewing documents.

Liz Carpenter and Lady Bird Johnson reviewing documents.

Liz Carpenter

This walk is led by Liz Carpenter, First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson's Press Secretary.

LBJ Library Photo by Frank Muto

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THE WHITE HOUSE
AS A museum

A pencil Illustrated depiction of the first White House Gardner Mr. John Ousley landscaping. 

A pencil Illustrated depiction of the first White House Gardner Mr. John Ousley landscaping. 

John Ousley

This walk Is led by Mr. John Ousley, the first White House Gardener who shaped and tended these gardens from 1825 to 1852.

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Come walk with a character from White House history who has first-hand knowledge of the goings on inside the WHITE House.