The White House is the name of the executive mansion the official residence of the president of the United States. It's located at
- 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- Washington, D.C. 20500
- United States
The term "White House" is also used to refer to some other places, but the residence of the president of the U.S.A. is the most famous use.
Construction began in 1792 and the first president in residence was the second president, John Adams. It was badly damaged in the war of 1812, was rebuilt and has undergone other changes and renovations since then.
In addition to being a residence for the president and the president's family while in office, the White House has offices for many staff members.
The grounds around the White House are part of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS).
- Wikipedia's article on White House