List of residences of Presidents of the United States
Official residences (such as, the White House, Camp David, or the former President's House in Philadelphia) are not the only residences of Presidents of the United States. Listed below are the private residences of the various Presidents of the United States.
Private homes of the presidentsEdit
This is a list of homes where Presidents resided with their families before or after their term of office.
Presidential vacation homesEdit
During their term of office, many Presidents have owned or leased vacation homes in various parts of the country, which are often called by journalists the "Western White House", "Summer White House", or "Winter White House", depending on location or season.
Summer White HouseEdit
A "Summer White House" is typically the name given to the summer vacation residence of the sitting President of the United States aside from Camp David, the mountain-based military camp in Frederick County, Maryland, used as a country retreat and for high-alert protection of Presidents and their guests.
Winter White HouseEdit
A "Winter White House" is typically the name given to the winter vacation residence of the standing President of the United States aside from Camp David, the mountain-based military camp in Frederick County, Maryland, used as a country retreat and for high-alert protection of the President and his guests.
Although Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy had spent significant time in Florida (Harry Truman having spent time there in the summer), Richard Nixon's Florida White House was the first that reporters called the "Winter White House".
|1913–1914||Woodrow Wilson||Pass Christian, Mississippi|
|1921-19231||Warren G. Harding||John Ringling Estate||Bird Key, Florida|
|1923–1929||Calvin Coolidge||Howard E. Coffin Estate||Sapelo Island, Georgia|
|1933–1945||Franklin D. Roosevelt||Little White House||Warm Springs, Georgia|
|1945–1953||Harry S. Truman||Harry S. Truman Little White House||Key West, Florida|
|1953–1961||Dwight D. Eisenhower||Eisenhower Cabin, Augusta National Golf Club||Augusta, Georgia|
|1961–1963||John F. Kennedy||La Guerida||Palm Beach, Florida|
|1969–1974||Richard Nixon||Florida White House||Key Biscayne, Florida|
|2009–2017||Barack Obama||Plantation Estate||Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii|
|2017–present||Donald Trump||Mar-a-Lago||Palm Beach, Florida|
Western/Southern White HouseEdit
The Western/Southern White House is a term applied to additional residences of the President of the United States.
- The Crawford, Texas ranch of George W. Bush, known as Prairie Chapel Ranch
- Donald Trump occasionally calling his Mar-a-Lago resort the “Southern White House” in addition to the more common "Winter White House" designation
- Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan have also used the term for their private residences (Nixon and Reagan in California, Johnson in Texas).
Other secondary "White Houses"Edit
The first governmental spending on property improvements of private presidential residences was at Dwight Eisenhower's Gettysburg farm, where the Secret Service added three guard posts to a fence. Federal law now allows the president to designate a residence outside of the White House as his temporary offices, so that federal money can be used to provide required facilities.
- 1.^ Harding died before he could vacation in Bird Key.
- The Clintons did not own a separate residence while in the White House and, before that, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.
- Dorothy Howell Rodham lived there from 2006 until her death in 2011.
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- ""Summer White House" of President Franklin Pierce - place with historical importance".
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- "Martha's Vineyard once enjoyed by the Obamas is for sale".
- Caputo, Marc. "Trump dubs Mar-a-Lago the new 'Winter White House'". Politico.
- Rachel Ross (January 18, 2017). "Want to Live Like the President? Barack Obama's Winter White House is Up for Rent". Honolulu Magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
- Nixon's Western White House for sale - Orange County Register
- Reagan Ranch
- "Texas Research Trip" (Website). The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Retrieved 2006-08-09.
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- 31 C.F.R. 408.2(c)
- "Around the Nation; Reagan designates ranch a 'Western White House'". The New York Times (Associate Press). 1981-02-05.
- PresidentialMuseums.com - Presidential museums, libraries, birthplaces, centers, and other notable places of historic importance.