The White House Historical Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, re-opened a revitalized White House Visitors Center this weekend. The Center will give the public a chance to view artifacts from the White House Collection, experience interactive exhibits, and view a film that showcases the history of the White House. And you know how I feel about supporting historic sites, so yes…there is a fantastic gift shop there!
Located in the beautiful Renaissance Revival-style Baldrige Hall (Those limestone arches! That coffered plaster ceiling!), the 225-foot long space–originally completed in 1932–once served as the patent search room of the Dept. of Commerce. The Center is re-opening after a two-year, $12.5 million rehabilitation.
For more information about the White House Visitors Center, please visit the WHHA’s website.
If you are like me and enjoy historic structure reports and photos, you can view ones about Baldrige Hall here.
Photo: White House Historical Association