Explore the White House Visitor Center

President's Park (White House)  

Visit the Rehabilitated White House Visitor Center

Reopened in September 2014, the White House Visitor Center offers a glimpse into the special events and daily workings of the president’s iconic house.

Highlights include:

  • An interactive touchscreen tour with 360 degree views of selected rooms, offices, and grounds spaces in the White House. View the changes in room décor over time with historic photos. Learn more about furniture, fine arts, and objects within each space with clickable “hotspots.”
  • Over 90 artifacts on display from the White House collection, including an armchair ordered by President James Monroe to furnish the Blue Room after the White House was burned during the War of 1812, the desk President Franklin D. Roosevelt used to deliver “fireside chats,” historic china and glassware, as well as paintings and sculpture.
  • The White House Historical Association retail store, which carries books, jewelry, artwork, and current and past editions of the White House Christmas ornament.
  • The 14 minute film, The White House: Reflections From Within, featuring observations from past presidents, first ladies, and other first family members.
  • Visit the information desk to inquire about special ranger programs and events at President's Park, including the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the White House Easter Egg Roll.

The White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily (except January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25). Admission is free.

Last updated: May 21, 2015