The President of the United States lives in a National Park

Every president except George Washington has called the White House and its surrounding grounds his place of work, rest, and solitude. Recognizable around the world, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds serve not only as the seat of the executive branch of government of the United States of America, but also as an iconic place for civil discourse.

North Portico of the White House

How to Tour the White House

Tours must be scheduled through your Congressman or embassy.

Gold eagle flag topper and image of White House South Portico

White House Visitor Center

Exhibits and artifacts tell the story of the White House as a symbol, stage, and home.

Last updated: September 14, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1849 C Street NW
Room 1426

Washington, DC 20240


(202) 208-1631

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