June 18, 2012

Summer White House circa 1930

Rapidan Camp, Shenandoah National Park

The Brown House — Hoover's Cabin

President Herbert Hoover purchased the land for a presidential retreat in 1929. He and his wife liked nature and camping and he loved to fish, so this location in the Blue Ridge Mountains was appealing.

Of the 13 buildings that once stood at Rapidan Camp, only three still exist. They have been restored and two are open for ranger-led tours at select times. The third is used as a staff residence.

The "Creel"

The "Prime Minister's Cabin"

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