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A peek inside a certain house with 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and 4 different levels

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Imagine entering a house with 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and four different levels. Built in 1792, this house has 6,000 visitors every single day and may be the most famous home in the world.

The White House is open to self-guided tours of the East Wing five days a week that include visits to two floors filled with rooms decorated in an old-fashioned style. Tours are arranged through your member of Congress.

It might start to feel like being in a museum, but history is made in this building every day .

A huge, glimmering chandelier hung above the East Room. This space hosts major presidential press conferences, among other events. While I was strolling past with my parents, the security guard confirmed that the infamous news conference where President Donald Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta got into it was held right where the guard was standing.

The tour included viewings of the Red Room, Library Room, Vermeil Room, Dining Room, Garden Room, Family Theater, Visitors’ Foyer and the East Colonnade.

As we strolled through in awe, we stumbled upon a grand dining room with skyscraper-high ceilings and a never-ending dinner table. The fact that 44 presidents have sat here amazed us.

Toward the end of the tour, people lined up for pictures beneath a doorway bearing the presidential seal. My parents and I can admit to doing that as well.

The history to be seen after just a train ride from Pelham to Washington’s National Mall, the Holocaust museum, the Washington Monument and—certainly—the White House is worth the trip and more. Our nation’s most famous home gave me a great appreciation for the history of this country.

About the Writer
Charlotte Howard, Assistant Managing Editor


Charlotte Howard found her passion for writing, design and reporting from the Colonial Times and the yearbook committee. She is excited to be back...

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A peek inside a certain house with 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and 4 different levels