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Decatur House Tours

Tour the Historic Decatur House!

Mondays, Oct 03, 2022 - Dec 26, 2022. From: 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM

The White House Historical Association offers free public tours of historic Decatur House every Monday, excluding holidays.* A fixture of the president's neighborhood since 1818, Decatur House has been home to foreign and American dignitaries, secretaries of state, members of Congress, and a vice president, in addition to numerous free and enslaved servants who played a pivotal role in shaping America. Visit and explore the nearly 200-year history of Decatur House and its Slave Quarters, one of only a few remaining examples of slave quarters in an urban setting, and learn more about the many additional programs and offerings of the Association.

Tours begin at 1610 H Street, NW at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last approximately one hour. All visitors must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while indoors and on the tour. Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms should reschedule their visit of Decatur House and Slave Quarters. Tours will be capped at 15 visitors to allow for social distancing. No reservations are necessary.

*Currently, the lift to the second floor of the Decatur House is out of operation. If you are unable to walk up six stairs, please postpone your tour of the house until the lift is working again so that you can experience all of the public spaces of Decatur House. We apologize for the inconvenience!

*Decatur House tours are canceled on the following Mondays: August 29th, September 5th, October 10th, November 28th, and December 26th.

*Decatur House tours will be suspended if they cannot be held safely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect all visitors to follow local safety guidance. Additionally, we strongly encourage the use of masks on tours. Visitors who do not follow safety protocols will not be able to join the tour.

Tour Information: The Decatur House offers free, guided tours every Monday (except holidays) at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Gift Shop: Open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Closed on Federal Holidays.

Event Rentals: For more information about renting the Decatur House for a private event click here.


1610 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20038
United States

(202) 218-4300

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