White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: First Summer Presidential White House

Some of the worst Presidents in American history used this "cottage" as their summer getaway.
Address:
300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, WV
Directions:
Presidents' Cottage History Museum. At the Greenbrier Resort. From the west: I-64 exit 181, turn right onto Main St., then drive 1.5 miles to the resort entrance on the right. From the east: I-64 exit 175, turn left, drive to stop sign, then turn right onto Main St. and drive 3.5 miles to the resort entrance on the left. Stop at the gatehouse, tell the guard you're going on a tour of the President's Cottage, then good luck finding a place to park; you may have to walk a distance from your car to the building.
Hours:
Tours Sa 3 PM (Call to verify)
Phone:
855-453-4858
Admission:
Admission
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First Summer Presidential White House

The First Summer White House. Built in 1834-1835. Occupied by Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan.

[J. Trueblood, 03/20/2016]

The Summer White House was a way to escape fetid, disease-ridden Washington, DC, in the hot months, as well as an excuse to enjoy some healing sulfurous spring waters.

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