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 White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is closed for a 15-month rehabilitation project. A temporary visitor center is open near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, just west of the corner of 15th and E Streets, NW.
GPS navigation for the temporary visitor center:
We strongly encourage the use of public transportation as there is no public parking at the temporary visitor center / Ellipse Visitor Pavilion complex and nearby parking is very limited.
Traveling from the NORTH (via I-95)
Traveling from the NORTH (via I-295/BW Parkway)
Traveling from the NORTH (via I-270)
Traveling from the SOUTH (via I-95/I-395)
Traveling from the EAST (via Route 50 and New York Avenue)
Traveling from the WEST (via I-66)
The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines) and Metro Center (red, blue and orange lines). Because on-street parking is limited, we strongly encourage the use of public transportation.
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, located a block away from the White House Visitor Center, has an underground parking garage. Access is available via 13½ Street (off Pennsylvania Avenue) and via two entrances on 14th Street from 5 am until 2 am. Rates vary from $10 for one hour up to $23 for all day. Please note that all visitors and vehicles are screened upon entry.
Did You Know?
President Jimmy Carter was the first American president born in a hospital, Wise Clinic, in Plains, Georgia.