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White House Visitor Center to Be Renovated

By July 21, 2012

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The White House Visitor Center will begin renovations this summer to provide a dramatically improved experience for visitors. The facility opened in 1995 and is in the need of modernization to keep up with other attractions in the nation's capital. The Visitor Center will close at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012 and is expected to be closed for approximately 15 months. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, a temporary visitor facility will open at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion near the corner of 15th and E Streets, NW and it will remain open until the rehabilitation project is completed. Improvements will include interactive exhibits, a model of the White House, a new permanent museum gallery, a temporary exhibit area, an improved book sales area, and visitor information facilities.

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