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 Congressperson 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: October 25, 2023

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Mailing Address:

1849 C Street NW
Room 1426

Washington, DC 20240


202 208-1631

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