Today, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the resumption of East Wing and Executive Residence tours by surprising White House tour guests in the Blue Room.
The President and First Lady welcomed guests with handshakes and hugs. Bo and Sunny made an appearance and guests of all ages affectionately patted and pet the pups.
Planning a visit to Washington, DC? Those interested in scheduling a tour of the East Wing and Executive Residence should contact their Member of Congress. Learn about the resumption of public East Wing and Executive Residence tours here.
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