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?
In 1790 George Washington selected a ridge overlooking the Potomac River as the site for the President's House. Known today as President's Park, this was the first land acquired for the District of Columbia.