Watch this live moving webcam of the historic White House and Washington Monument tower, from Washington DC, the capital of the United States. From this cam feed at Lafayette Square you see the northern façade, Pennsylvania Avenue and North Lawn, the president's front yard. The White House is the official home as well as the workplace of the president of the United States, as it has been since 1800. The Washington Monument is the world's tallest obelisk, with a height of 169 metres (555 feet). It was built to honour the first U.S. president George Washington, having been completed in 1884.To view this site on our map, please scroll down the page.