See the First White House Tour Photos Taken in More than 40 Years:

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.