White House Visitor Center

The new White House Visitor Center includes interactive multimedia, improved accessibility, and over 90 artifacts to discover.
The White House Visitor Center includes interactive multimedia, improved accessibility, and over 90 artifacts to discover.

White House Historical Association

Where to go

The White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (map), offers visitors a window into the president's iconic home. Admission is free. The park's operating hours and seasons webpage lists the current hours. Security screening, similiar to TSA-style airport security, is required for entry to the visitor center.

What to see

The exhibit areas feature approximately 100 historical artifacts, interpretive panels, looping videos of photos and archival footage, and interactive elements for visitors of all ages. Visitors can explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House, view over 90 artifacts from the White House collection, and view the 14 minute film, "White House: Reflections From Within." Then shop in the White House Historical Association retail store to find the perfect souvenir.

Visit the information desk to inquire about ranger programs and special events at President's Park.

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Please note, per the superintendent's compendium, the following is not permitted inside the White House Visitor Center:

  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Stun guns, knives, ammunition, or irritant gas devices
  • Aerosol and non-aerosol spray cans
  • Glass containers
  • Food (except a small quantity of sealed food items, and except during special events that occur after public visiting hours and as authorized by the NPS Liaison to the White House)
  • Beverages (except water in clear plastic containers and baby formula, and except during special events after public visiting hours and as authorized by the NPS Liaison to the White House)
  • Eating or drinking (except during special events after public visiting hours and as authorized by the NPS Liaison to the White House)
  • Suitcases, duffel bags or backpacks larger than 18”x16”x8”
  • Any tangible objects that could reasonably threaten public safety and security.
 

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Last updated: March 30, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1849 C Street NW
Room 1426

Washington , DC 20240

Phone:

202 208-1631

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