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.


Program Available

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. During this outdoor experience, you will learn about 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 for Junior or Senior Division students and has a capacity of 30 participants.

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

Times Available
Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.