The White House, built in 1792 and home to all U.S. presidents since President John Adams, is arguably the most famous house in the world. Annually, thousands upon thousands of visitors from across the United States and the globe visit what was once referred to as ‘the President’s Palace’. This spring, 18 DC area au pairs had the amazing opportunity to visit this beloved American landmark.
The AuPairCare au pairs, coming from lands such as Spain, Colombia and South Africa, marveled at both the history and the décor of this cultural institution. The group toured several rooms including the East Room, which is the largest room in the house and has been used for everything from concerts to weddings to hanging laundry out to dry! They also visited the aptly named Blue and Red Rooms. The Blue Room houses the White House Christmas tree each year, while the Red Room often serves as a private parlor for guests. However, the consensus favorite among the au pairs was the State Dining Room. The au pairs were pleased to have visited this singular venue, a longstanding symbol of this nation's diplomatic reach and most treasured foreign partnerships.
Overall, the au pairs thoroughly enjoyed their day, describing the visit as ‘incredible, wonderful and amazing.’ It's obvious that the President and First Lady take great pride in opening the doors of the White House, and now 18 of our foreign guests have a deeper sense of American hospitality and the Chief Executive's role in our country.