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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The grounds of President's Park are open year-round. At times, certain park areas may be closed on a temporary basis at the request of the US Secret Service to ensure necessary security and safety for the adjacent White House complex, its occupants, and the public. Operating hours and seasons for specific park buildings and events are listed below.
Tours of the White House take place during the following times:
Inside the temporary visitor center there is an information desk, a 30-minute movie on the White House, Where History Lives, and a White House Historical Association gift shop.
Located nearby in the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion is a concession stand, restrooms, water fountains, and an information desk.
Did You Know?
On May 11, 1819, President James Monroe traveled from Savannah to Tybee on the steamboat, Savannah, which later became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.