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.
The President of the United States lives in a National Park
Every president except George Washington has called the White House and its surrounding grounds his place of work, rest, and solitude. Recognizable the world around, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds serve not only as the seat of the executive branch of government of the United States of America, but also as an iconic place for civil discourse.
How do I get a White House Tour?
Public tours of the White House are scheduled through one’s member of Congress or embassy. Requests are accepted up to six months in advance.Read More
Youth Programs at President's Park
Looking for something to do this summer? Learn more about volunteer and paid summer opportunities at President's Park and the National Park Service.Read More
Upcoming Teacher Symposium
Join us for a free, week-long symposium on the War of 1812 to help teachers learn about the war and how to teach it using digital technology.Read More
Be a Part of President’s Park - Volunteer!
From special events, to adopting park places and working the information desk, volunteers and interns support the park in a number of ways. Join us!Read More
Explore President’s Park
Take a walk through the park and learn more about the people and places that make Lafayette Square, the White House, and the Ellipse special.Read More
Did You Know?
The Ellipse was home to one of the country's earliest baseball parks. President Abraham Lincoln, missed one of his weekly Cabinet meetings to attend a game on September 18 1861 where the Brooklyn Excelsiors beat the Washington Nationals. The score was 33-28.