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

St. Ann's is a good option for those wishing to visit President's House, since visitors to this part of Trinidad and Tobago will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. If you want to stay somewhere near President's House, you'll have a moderate variety of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

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
Hotel Alicias House Limited Hotel 0.4 mi. (3.5 km) ESE
Ambassador Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (3.3 km) SE
L'Orchidee Boutique Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (3.7 km) E
Coblentz Inn Boutique Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.9 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

There are dozens of restaurants to pick from in the neighborhood nearby this historical site. The most convenient restaurant is Ciao Vidalia, which dishes out Italian dishes. Also close-by, you and your companions will come across options such as Ciao! Restaurant and The Waterfall Restaurant & Bar where you and your group should be sure to try a bit of Caribbean meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Information

Operating Hours

You might want to call the venue ahead of time for the exact hours of operation.

Payment

To find out how much the museum charges, dial up President's House ahead of time to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (868) 624-1261

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

Location: Circular Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad

 

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