White House Historical Association
The White House Historical Association is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with a mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion.
Explore the President’s Neighborhood
Participants will meet at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, a block away from the president’s iconic home. This walking tour will be led by a staff member from the White House Historical Association’s education team. First, you will get a quick house tour of Decatur House and its Slave Quarters. From there, you will venture outside to explore the many layers of Lafayette Square’s history and its connection to the White House. Navigate this public park and learn about its inception in 1804, the preservation efforts of the 1960s, and the uses today as a tourist destination, protest site, and modern office space. The tour will end at the White House Visitor Center. Here the Association tour guide will leave participants to explore on their own. The Visitor Center offers an enhanced window into the president's iconic home through a self-guided exhibit and a shopping opportunity at the White House Historical Association retail store. This program is open to Junior or Senior Division students and has a capacity of 35 participants on each tour.
Note: This experience is outdoors and does NOT include a tour of the White House. If you are interested in attending a public tour of the White House be sure to secure your reservation well in advance of your arrival to Washington, DC. To schedule a tour, please contact your Member of Congress.
Location: David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, 1610 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 2006
Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.