Presidential Visits

Obama Martha's Vineyard House

President Obama Buys Home on Edgartown Great Pond

Former President Obama and his family are permanent homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard, after completing the purchase this week of a large home in the coastal perimeter of Edgartown.

End of an Era; First Family Departs from Martha's Vineyard

Neighbors lined the road in Chilmark Sunday as the Obama family headed to Martha's Vineyard Airport to board Marine One and head back to the capital.

President Obama arrives on Martha's Vineyard on August 6, 2016.

President Obama Arrives on Martha's Vineyard

The First Family arrived Saturday for a two-week vacation. On Sunday and Monday the President hit the links at Farm Neck.

President Obama's Vineyard Summer Vacation Comes to an End

The Obama family’s 16-day Vineyard vacation came to a close Sunday afternoon. The First Family departed from Martha’s Vineyard Airport aboard Marine One at about 5:05 p.m.

Obama Vacation Begins In Low-Key Fashion

Golf, dinner out with his wife, more golf. President Obama’s Vineyard vacation has been low key and mostly below the radar as he and his family begin a two-week-plus visit to the Vineyard. The Obamas arrived Friday night, a day earlier than planned.

Presidential Vacation Cast In Shadow of World Turmoil

President Obama departed the Island just after sunset on Sunday, concluding a 15-day vacation that saw a mix of work and recreation. There were fewer public outings this year during a vacation that was punctuated by strife in international and domestic affairs.

Obama Vacation Follows Familiar Routine

President Obama addressed the nation from outside his Chilmark rental home Thursday morning about the ongoing violence in Egypt.

The briefing took place on the sixth day of President Obama’s Vineyard vacation, a week punctuated by security and press briefings and a familiar pattern of golf, dining out and quiet time with family and friends.

Barack Obama crowd

Briefings on Clash in Libya Punctuate Presidential Vacation Time on Island

From a podium bearing the presidential seal set up before a grove on Blue Heron Farm, President Obama spoke to the people of Libya yesterday, saying, “An ocean divides us, but we are joined in the basic human longing for freedom, for justice and for dignity.”

Obama Bunch of Grapes

Playing Golf, Shooting Hoops, President Mostly Out of Sight

Halfway through his Vineyard vacation, President Obama has turned to Island links and basketball courts for his downtime, while the operation of the reform-minded White House carries on.

A rainy, windswept Monday afternoon found Mr. Obama shooting hoops at the Oak Bluffs School with longtime Chicago friend and former Illinois public health director Eric Whitaker along with UBS chief Robert Wolf and his two sons.

Delahunt Obama

President Obama Begins Vineyard Vacation

With little fanfare, President Obama landed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport yesterday afternoon to begin a 10-day Vineyard vacation as planned. Like last year, the arrival was completely closed to the public. The President traveled with the family dog, Bo, and a small group that included his close friend and senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and her daughter.