White House Tours canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013
We regret to inform you that White House Tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013, until further notice. For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 hour hotline at (202) 456-7041.
White House Visitor Center Rehabilitation and Closure Information
The White House Visitor Center is closed for rehabilitation. A temporary visitor center is located near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, just west of the intersection of 15th and E streets, NW.
Become a President's Park Junior Ranger
Children can have fun and earn awards in the Junior Ranger programs. Find out how to earn the President's Park Jr. Ranger Badge!
Become a White House Junior Ranger
In these pages, you will learn about the amazing history of this home, workplace, and museum. Find out how to earn the White House Junior Ranger Badge!
Activities taking place in President’s Park include interpretive presentations and walks, junior ranger programs, special events, guided tours, exhibits and films to engage the public’s interest in the Park’s cultural history. Check out the park's Schedule of Events.
Stop at the White House Visitor Center Information Area to have your NPS passport book stamped! Click here for more information on "Passport To Your National Parks" program!
At the White House Visitor Center, there is an activity area for children to participate in reading, writing a letter, coloring handouts and puzzle games.
Did You Know?
On March 3, 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key, is approved by President Herbert Hoover and Congress as the national anthem. The lyrics of the anthem were inspired during the bombing of Fort HcHenry by British ships at the head of Baltimore harbor in September of 1814.