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 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?
The first President to ride in an automobile was William McKinley. He was shot during the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. President McKinley was taken to the hospital in a 1901 Columbia electric ambulance.