Visiting the President's House Site

Color photo of President's House Site showing an aerial view of low brick walls, a door, and window frames evoking the feeling of a house.
Although the house was demolished in 1832, the foundations still remain visible in this unique exhibit focusing on the contradiction of liberty and enslavement in the new nation.

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The President's House Site is located at the corner of 6th and Market Streets. This is an outdoor exhibit, and can be entered from either Market Street or 6th Street.
Hours and Fees
Open daily from 7 am–10 pm, year round
Admission is FREE.
No tickets are required to visit the President's House Site. It is an outdoor exhibit that visitors explore at their own pace.
The outdoor exhibits examine the paradox between slavery and freedom in the new nation. Presidents Washington and Adams, and their households, once lived and worked at a house on this site. Although the house was demolished in 1832, some of it's stories are preserved through videos shared from the perspective of enslaved individuals who lived and worked here, and text panels shed light on everything from visiting tribal delegations to the work of the executive branch. Look for the foundations of the home still embedded in the ground. This is a self-guided exhibit.
The President's House Site is wheelchair accessible. The videos are open captioned. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.
Images and Historical Information
See images below. Additional information about the President's House Site is available on the park's website.

Last updated: February 29, 2024

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