President's House

Much like the White House in the United States, the President's House is the official residence of the president of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally built in 1876, the house has served as a governor's residence, a museum and art gallery, the governor's residence once again, and finally the president's quarters.

What to Expect

While the President's House serves as the private residence of the president of Trindad and Tobago, it also has an official capacity as well. From the neighboring Botanical Gardens, visitors can view the house whenever they choose. Private tours are sometimes granted as well, allowing glimpses of the red-carpeted Grand Staircase, the Long Room and Dining Hall, the Great Hall, the Sitting Room, and more.

Built between 1873 and 1876, the President's House features Victorian era colonial architecture, and is comprised of mainly iron and steel.

Staying Close

President's House is located in St. Ann's, ensuring guests staying in this area of Trinidad and Tobago will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There are a notable collection of hotels in the district around this landmark.

Hotels near President's House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Normandie Hotel 0.1 mi. (3.3 km) NE
Chancellor Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (3.3 km) N
The Carlton Savannah Hotel 0.3 mi. (3.3 km) SE
L'Orchidee Boutique Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (3.5 km) E
Ambassador Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (3.3 km) SE
Kapok Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (2.5 km) W
Coblentz Inn Boutique Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.9 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Guests visiting this historic site will have no problem finding a meal afterword, since you'll find a wide variety of dining options within traveling distance. Ciao Vidalia, which serves up Italian meals, offers convenient access to the historic site. Also close-by, you and your party will come across eateries such as Ciao! Restaurant and The Waterfall Restaurant & Bar where you and your companions will be able to try a bite of Caribbean fare and experience the flavors of Trinidad and Tobago.

Information

Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call in advance to determine the exact hours of operation.

Payment

Arrive at this site prepared to pay for the price of admission, which your group can nail down by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (868) 624-1261

Location: Circular Road, St. Ann's, Trinidad

Website: http://www.thepresident.tt/the_presidency.php?mid=177

 

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