Take a virtual holiday tour of the White House, courtesy of Google

To celebrate the holiday season, Google has published a new virtual reality (VR) video to YouTube that takes you on a tour of the White House. Using Google Cardboard or another VR headset, you can explore the White House in a 360-degree video.

The video tour itself was filmed using Google's Jump camera rig, built to make it easy to take videos for VR. Google has also created a Google Expedition of the tour, which lets teachers take their classrooms on a virtual field trip to the White House through the Expeditions Pioneer Program.

You can view the tour of the White House on your Android phone by opening the video in YouTube and tapping the Google Cardboard icon down by the progress bar.

Check out the virtual tour of the White House on YouTube

Joseph Keller