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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 Smirne,, 202-218-4333

Development Inquiries: Rhett Wilson, 202-737-8292 x340

Membership Inquiries: Michael Moore,, 202-760-2365

Education and Teacher Resource Inquiries:

If you have a general question about White House history, please inquire via this form.

To invite Association experts to participate in speaking engagements and events, please inquire via this form.

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

For Questions About Rights and Permissions:

Retail Ordering: 800-555-2451

Customer Service:

Corporate Retail Inquiries: Robert Milam,, 202-218-4331

General Inquiries: Please visit our Digital Library or search our main website, as questions you have may be answered there.

Retail Shops


The White House History Shop
1610 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

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

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

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Closed from December 24th through January 1, 2024, then resumes regular hours Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The White House Visitor Center Flagship Store

  • Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day