We don't usually think of the White House as being in a neighborhood. But since the early 1800s, after the President's House (as the White House was first called) was completed, it became the anchor of one of the earliest and mot desirable places to live in the capital. Heroes, public figures, diplomats, workers, and enslaved people all called the blocks around Lafayette Square, which faces the White House, home. Over time, the area became recognized for its remarkable history and that led to efforts to preserve it. Come take a tour of this unique neighborhood with us!