Home of the Vice President at the US Naval Observatory
The home of the Vice President, where Kamala Harris will live (Picture: Getty Images)

Joe Biden has officially become the 46th President of the United States, following his inauguration which saw him take over the White House from previous occupant Donald Trump.

With the change of the presidency, comes a new Vice President – and this time it’s one for the history books.

Kamala Harris is the new VP, making her plenty of firsts – she is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American elected vice president of the United States, and the highest-ranking female politician in US history.  

Everyone knows the President’s address – the White House is possibly the most famous home in the world – but where does the VP live?

Where does the Vice President live?


Located on the White House grounds, every Vice President since Walter Mondale has lived with their families on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory.

Located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO), Kamala Harris will be the latest VP to move into the 19th Century house at Number One Observatory Circle in northwestern Washington, D.C.

Joe and Jill Biden, and Mike and Karen Pence
Joe Biden once occupied the VP’s home as Obama’s second-in-command (Picture: Getty)

The house was built in 1893 and was originally intended for the superintendent of the USNO.

Historically before Mondale, Vice Presidents and their families lived in their own homes, but the cost of securing private residences grew substantially over the years.

In 1974, Congress agreed to refurbish the house at the Naval Observatory as a home for the Vice President.

Does the VP have a room at the White House?

In addition to the home on the grounds, a VP will have the Vice President’s Office inside the West Wing.

A Vice President and their staff also have access to a set of offices in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB), located next to the West Wing on the White House premises.

Ahead of her moving to her new digs on Inauguration Day, Kamala addressed the nation after Biden and her victory was announced.

In the speech, she said: ‘I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.’

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