Visitors to Washington can tour the White House with the help of their member of Congress or their embassy.
But if you can’t come to Washington, you can still get a virtual tour of the West Wing. Watch the video to see the famous Oval Office and learn about the president’s “45-second commute” and other interesting facts.
Your tour is led by Leah Katz-Hernandez, the official receptionist of the United States, who also oversees the White House guest book and the West Wing’s main meeting spot, the Roosevelt Room.
Because Katz-Hernandez is deaf, the tour is given in sign language and narrated by an interpreter. Her tour highlights the fact that President Franklin Roosevelt, who was the longest-serving president and led the country out of the Great Depression and through most of World War II, also lived and worked with a disability.