Beginning this week, guests will not need to go to the White Home to tour it.
The White Home Historic Affiliation introduced on Tuesday the launch of a brand new cellular app giving individuals — together with on-site guests who need extra background data — the chance to get digital instructional excursions of the White Home and surrounding president’s neighborhood.
Stewart McLaurin, president of the White Home Historic Affiliation, described the app because the “21st century evolution of the White Home Guidebook.”
The three separate tour experiences embody: exploring the digital White Home — to see the East Wing, Household Theater, Library, Vermeil Room, China Room, Diplomatic Reception Room, Map Room, State Ground, the Oval Workplace, Cupboard Room and Press Room; doing the White Home neighborhood strolling tour — with stops at Decatur Home, Lafayette Sq., St. John’s Church, the Treasury Constructing, North Garden, Blair Home, Eisenhower Govt Workplace Constructing, South Garden and Ellipse, and the White Home Customer Middle; and the White Home Companion tour, a room-by-room information of the White Home for people who find themselves in Washington, DC, taking a bodily tour already.
There’s additionally an interactive part to the app: Customers can use the “Presidential Look-Alike” function, the place they take a selfie to seek out out which US president or first woman they most have a resemblance to based mostly on portraits within the White Home assortment.
“I’m so happy that the White Home Historic Affiliation has taken these forward-thinking steps to supply extra alternatives for the American individuals to go to the Folks’s Home,” first woman Melania Trump stated in a press release. “Thanks to the White Home Historic Affiliation, Amazon Net Companies, and Cuseum for his or her artistic and progressive collaboration in designing this app. Whether or not persons are visiting in-person or just about, this new function gives an opportunity for everybody to see lots of the mansion’s fantastic and historic rooms — together with the residence, the East Wing, and the West Wing.”
This isn’t the primary time the White Home has tapped into the tech world with an app.
In 2016, the Obama administration launched the “1600” app. Customers would level their smartphone cameras at a greenback invoice and an interactive 3D video of the White Home would pop up, narrated by then-White Home press secretary Josh Earnest.