Students of all ages dream of becoming president of the United States one day, but few have the opportunity to sit at the resolute desk or engage in a situation room role playing experience to fully understand what it means to be president. Now you can at the White House Experience and Museum of Democracy at Long Island University. Our once-in-a-lifetime experience serves as a hub for much needed access to presidential materials for research and education, especially for future generations.
We invite K-12 and youth group field trips, research tours, executive leadership seminars, and tourism from all over the world to see Long Island’s footprint as a top destination for civic education in the Northeast.
WHAT TO KNOW
Only White House Replica in the Northeast, 1 of 4 in the U.S.
Life-size replica of the White House with an Oval Office, Situation Room, and Press Briefing Room
Visitors can play the role of U.S. president, White House Cabinet, Press Reporters as they navigate a “crisis”
The Museum of Democracy exhibit contains hundreds of artifacts from presidential politics ranging from George Washington through present day.
Exhibits featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, C-SPAN, American History TV, New York Times, Newsday, and more.
Home of the Society of U.S. Presidential Descendants
Centrally located to U.S. Presidential Sites
9 miles from President Theodore Roosevelt’s Home at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
22 miles from the first official residence of the President of the United States (George Washington) in New York City
ATTENTION NEW YORK K-12 SCHOOLS
Earn points for the New York State Department of Education’s Seal of Civic Readiness Today!
Field Trips at The White House Experience and Museum of Democracy are eligible to earn points towards New York State Department of Education’s Seal of Civic Readiness
BROCHURE, DIRECTIONS, AND SAMPLE FIELD TRIP AGENDA
Various workshops help teachers of children in Kindergarten through grade 12 create meaningful, self-guided class visits to the White House Experience and Museum of Democracy at Long Island University. Programs include resources and curriculum materials on how to conduct a White House Situation Room Experience in your classroom.
Presidential gifts, books and souvenirs are available for students of all ages.