The White House

Possibly the most famous residential landmark in the world, this dramatic Neo-Classical mansion has been the residence of the US president and family, the seat of executive power, and a working office building for over 200 years. Situated at the nation’s most recognizable address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House reflects the power of the presidency. Its 132 rooms preserve and display the cultural settings of America’s past and present. Lafayette Park to the north and the Ellipse to the south are popular sites for viewing this American icon.

  • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Visitor Center

  • Dept of Commerce, 14th & 15th sts on Pennsylvania Ave, NW

  • 202 208 1631

  • www.nps.gov/whho

  • Current information about tours can be obtained ...

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