Visitors to the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, always try to make a stop at the nation’s most important governmental sights as they are the main attractions of this East Coast city.
At the top of this list of places to visit is usually the residence of the United States president, the White House.
It is usually pretty tough to get one of the limited spots to take this tour, but did you know that you can now do it virtually thanks to Google Street View?
The White House has been documented by a Google Street View camera in almost its entirety, except for the West Wing which hosts the president’s Oval Office and its most secretive areas.
The main part of the building, with its many rooms including dining rooms, sitting rooms, and rooms displaying artwork and fancy china, can be explored freely with your computer and Internet browser.
The map will show you which rooms are which, and you will even be able to see information and descriptions about many of the pieces of furniture and artwork that you will see on display in this building which was built in the late 18th century.
Even if you might not be able to travel to DC or if it may be hard to tour the White House when you are able to get there, this virtual tour is a great option for exploring one of the United States’ most famous buildings.