With the election of the 45th President tomorrow, now is a great time to check out the White House. Can’t make it to Washington, D.C.? No problem. Google Street View has added a wall through tour of the residence of the President that allows you to explore all the different rooms of this grand house.
The tour of the White House is available in Google Maps online but if you have the Street View apps on your Android Phone, you can just search for White House and it will get you there, complete with a wall through that you can do at your own pace. And the best part is, there are no queues to enter.
Google has been adding a lot of content to Street View the past few months, mostly around national parks, monuments and famous locations around the world.
Having the White House added to the list is great and you can see some truly historic rooms and furnishings in the house.
If you haven’t tried out Street View before, you can download it for free from the Play Store. Once in the app, you can search for various places and take a virtual walking tour of that place. And yes, for most of the United States, you can even tour your own street.
Oh, and as a final note, this tour of the White House can be done in VR in Google Street View if you have Daydream or Cardboard.