White House Visitor Center

Modern exhibits are arrayed in a large room with an ornate ceiling and light fixtures
The White House Visitor Center includes interactive multimedia, improved accessibility, and over 90 artifacts to discover.

White House Historical Association

The White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, offers visitors a window into the president's iconic home. The visitor center is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily (except January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25). Admission is free.

Visitors can explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House, view over 90 artifacts from the White House collection, shop at the White House Historical Association retail store, and view the 14 minute film, "White House: Reflections From Within." Visit the information desk to inquire about special ranger programs and events at President's Park.
Donald J. Trump life portrait located in the White House Visitor Center.
Donald J. Trump life portrait located in the White House Visitor Center.

NPS photo

The first post-election portrait of President Donald Trump is making its public debut at the White House Visitor Center (WHVC), now through Monday, February 20.

The portrait is the latest addition to the American Presidents: Life Portraits exhibit, provided by C-SPAN, and in partnership with the White House Historical Association. It is accompanied by photos and a short description of President Trump and First Lady Melania Knauss Trump.

The WHVC is located at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in the Department of Commerce Building, and is free and open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. We will be working in the coming months to host more robust historical content that addresses the 45th presidential administration.

Rehabilitation Project Highlights:

The White House Historical Association's $7.5 million donation to the National Park Service to complete this $12.5 million rehabilitation demonstrates its true commitment the mission of enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the executive mansion. The Associations long standing commitment demonstrates what is possible through a modern public-private partnership. Through partnerships, the National Park Service is able to expand its programming and benefits to this and future generations ensuring that its vital work remains relevant to all Americans.

All new interactive and tactile exhibits offer visitors a greater chance to find their connection to the President's House. For example, visitors will be able to touch tactile maps, pieces of stone used to construct the White House, and replicas of significant objects like the North Portico door knob . Visitors with vision or hearing impairments may request equipment at the Information Desk to experience the comprehensive audio tour for the museum's exhibits and interactive elements (all film and audio components are open-captioned).

In order to reduce the new facilities environmental impact, a key component of the remodeled design is utilizing energy efficient LED lighting and limiting power usage by audio-visual systems. Low-flow faucets and toilets have also allowed for the reduction of potable water usage by 32.5 percent. The National Park Service and the White House Historical Association hope to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for the renovated facility.



Have tour questions? Visit our White House Tours page, or call the visitor center at (202) 208-1631.


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Mailing Address:

1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Room 344

Washington, DC 20242


(202) 208-1631
Phone number for the White House Visitor Center and President's Park offices.

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