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The White House and its surrounding grounds serve as both the home of the President of the United States and First Family and as a museum of American history. The White House is a place where history continues to unfold.

  • Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls.
  • Located in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland, Camp David, known formally as the Naval Support Facility Thurmont, is the President’s country residence.
  • Air Force One is used to describe any Air Force aircraft carrying the President. This name refers to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft.
  • The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is located next to the West Wing and houses a majority of offices for White House staff.
  • The Vice President’s Residence & Office is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO)—the white 19th Century house at Number One Observatory Circle.