The President of the United States lives in a National Park.

Every president except George Washington has called the White House home and has run the executive branch of the United States government from within its walls. Recognizable around the world, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds also serve 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: August 31, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1849 C Street NW
Room 1426

Washington, DC 20240


(202) 208-1631

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