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.
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the White House Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Contact Name: Jacob Dinkelaker Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 202-208-1631 x215
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Parade, join national park rangers and park volunteers from Turning Point Suffragist Memorial as they reenact another facet of the woman's suffrage campaign-the 1917 silent sentinel demonstrations outside the White House. Hear of the women's courage and determination as they withstood unruly mobs and police brutality. Witness history and participate in democracy as the suffragists have their voices heard by silently demanding the right to vote.
Park rangers and volunteers dressed as silent sentinels will be on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to answer questions, engage passersby, and "demonstrate" for woman suffrage. At 11 am and again at 1:30 pm, rangers and volunteers will conduct a formal talk about the historic protests that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment.