About The People's House
The White House Historical Association is bringing a new cutting-edge education experience, “The People’s House: A White House Experience,” to Washington, D.C. one block away from the White House. The experience will tell the story of the Executive Mansion, its inhabitants and the people who have dedicated their careers to its functions. The space is set to open in the fall of 2024.
Situated on 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the 33,000-square-foot three-floor site will feature exhibits and galleries bringing the White House and its storied history to life. Visitors will interact with a large-scale White House model, recreation of the Rose Garden, full-scale replica of the Oval Office, recreation of White House moments and more dimensional galleries combining immersive media and inventive scenic representations.
Located within a building recently renovated by Gensler, the firm that will be overseeing the construction and architectural designs, the new space will create an inviting experience about one of the most important institutions in the world with exhibits planned by Ralph Appelbaum Associates. The space will also feature a 1,500-square-foot flagship retail store. Above the exhibit and retail space will lie a new educational wing, designed for students and other groups to further explore the exhibit’s contents.