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.
Did You Know?
The first president to have his inauguration reported by telegraph. There was 4,801 words in James Polk's speech. It was also the first Inauguration to appear in a newspaper illustration (Illustrated London News).