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.
Things To Know Before You Come
President's Park is an urban park. For your safety, please use crosswalks and obey crossing signals. Before or after your walk, stop at the White House Visitor Center to see the exhibits and video on the White House and its history.
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 you to use public transportation.
Public tours of the White House are available free of charge for individuals or groups. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress or embassy and are accepted up to six months in advance. For more information, visit the White House Tours page.
The closest hospital is approximately eight blocks from the White House Visitor Center. George Washington University Hospital is located on 901 23rd Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 or call 202-715-4000.
Did You Know?
The White House is a national stage for world events, an office of the president, a museum of historic artifacts and a home of the First Family. The White House is the only home of a nation's leader regularly open to its citizen free of charge.