Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rosebud Cabin

Rosebud cabin (from CBS News video - 2021)

Rosebud cabin was built in 1958.  As you can see on this map, it is located near Cedar cabin, the Camp Commander's residence, away from all of the other guest cabins.

In 1959, when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited Camp David, the Rosebud cabin was used to house agents from the U.S. Secret Service and the Soviet Security team. The graphic below shows the Rosebud cabin being assigned to security personnel for the Khrushchev visit. The list came from the Camp David Operations Plan for that visit.

Cabin Assignments for 1959 Khrushchev visit

Likewise, for the 1973 Brezhnev visit, the "traveling heads of the U.S. Secret Service and Russian Secret police shared a cabin in the pines called Rosebud" according to this June 21, 1973 newspaper article.

Early photo of Rosebud cabin


CBS News interviewed First Lady Jill Biden at Camp David in December 2021. Here are some screenshots from the video:

Inside Rosebud cabin

Rosebud cabin location

Google Maps satellite view of Rosebud cabin.  The larger Cedar cabin is on the left. 

Sources:  Camp David Tour; Eisenhower Presidential Library; The Free Lance-Star; Google Maps, CBS News

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