I run the White House Visitors’ Office, and I wanted to share a big change the President and First Lady just made to the White House visitors photo policy:
The longstanding ban on photography in the White House — in place for more than 40 years — is being lifted. Watch the First Lady share why they did this:
So starting today, guests at the White House are now welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and keep those memories for a lifetime.
We’re posting our favorites all day right here.
Want to visit the White House or take a virtual tour? Get the details about how you can sign up here.
We’re so excited — and we can’t wait for you to come visit!
Ellie Schafer is Director of the White House Visitors Office.
End of an era at the @WhiteHouse this morning. #whitehousetour pic.twitter.com/YfHUQpRr6o
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 1, 2015
So cool! The @WhiteHouse lifted their photo ban on tours today. Grab the camera! #WhiteHouseTour pic.twitter.com/CjoaDIEjM7
— Nicholas Garlow (@n_garlow) July 1, 2015
Now that the ban has been lifted we want to see your best #whitehousetour pics, videos (Rebecca Matulka, Instagram) https://t.co/uWa0kpKjRG
— Your Take (@yourtake) July 1, 2015
On the inside looking out. #WhiteHouseTour pic.twitter.com/wDwEWPXltS
— Kendall Buller (@SysAdmKC) July 1, 2015
Photography now encouraged when you’re at the White House #whitehousetour #noselfiesticks pic.twitter.com/Q0SFUrVx30
— Kristin Donnelly (@kristindonnelly) July 1, 2015
Some special guests celebrating photos allowed on the #WhiteHouseTour at @PRESIDENTS_PARK #FindYourPark pic.twitter.com/x7BnuApLI4
— NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) July 1, 2015