The White House wants you to know that even though it has cancelled tours, you can still visit – via your computer.
Thursday night, USA.gov tweeted that you can see the place without having to endure the inconvenience of being there. Here’s a screen shot:
The link takes you an “interactive tour” of the White House, with a “Welcome to the White House” splash page announcing:
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are committed to opening the doors of the White House and truly making it the People’s House.
Well, not completely committed. Virtually committed.
The tour includes videos and photographs of various White House locations in the East Wing, West Wing, Residence, and on the grounds. Many of the exhibits focus as much on the Obamas as the locations themselves. The “tour” of the library is actually a 35 minute appearance by President Obama in the room taking questions submitted by Americans online.
For those who want more tour and less propaganda, a far better choice is a Google 360 virtual view that provides an astounding look at rooms you would see on the actual White House tour.