- "You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here."
- —Opening narration
The White House is a famous location. It was built in 883 GUE from the formerly glorious Flatheadia, after it magically shrunk by the Curse of Megaboz. The house was is all that remains of that city and an entrance to the Great Underground Empire.
In Zork I: The Great Underground Empire, its door is nailed shut and can only be entered through a window on its east side. It contains a living room, a kitchen with food and water, and an attic upstairs, where one can find a coil of rope and a nasty knife.