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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.

Contact Information

Mailing address

The White House Historical Association
P.O. Box 27624
Washington, D.C. 20038

Phone numbers and Email

Administrative Offices: 202-218-4300

Decatur House Rental Inquiries: Arioth Harrison Smirneaharrison@whha.org, 202-218-4333 

Development Inquiries: Rhett Wilson, rwilson@whha.org, 202-218-4306

Education and Teacher Resource Inquiries: education@whha.org

Press Inquiries: press@whha.org. For immediate access to press resources, visit our press room.

Retail Ordering and Customer Service: 800-555-2451

Corporate Retail Inquiries: Robert Milam, rmilam@whha.org, 202-218-4331

General Inquiries: webmaster@whha.org*

*Due to high volume, allow for 5-7 business days for responses to general inquiries. Please visit our Digital Library or search our main website, as some questions you have may be answered there. 

Retail Shops

Locations

The White House History Shop
1610 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-218-4337

The White House Visitor Center Flagship Store
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20230
202-208-7031

Hours of Operation

All buildings are closed to the public on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year's Holidays. In the event of inclement weather or other issues, we follow the Federal Government operating status.

The White House History Shop

  • Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The White House Visitor Center Flagship Store

  • Regular Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.