The Oval Office
The Oval Office today is a symbol of the American presidency, and its re-creation here gives visitors a moment to ponder the power and responsibilities of the president. This room is a full-sized reproduction of the Oval Office as it appeared during Ronald Reagan's presidency. The basic shape and architecture have changed little since the 1930s. But every president makes the office his own through changes in the interior design, large or small, from a new carpet, to favorite works of art.