The Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB)

Address: Pennsylvania Avenue 17th ST N.W.
Phone: 202-395-5895
Guided Tours: Saturday morning tours are currently suspended
Admission: Free, Handicap Assesible
Visitor Entrance: Entrance on the north side of the EEOB on Pennsylvania Avenue
Metro: Farragut West (blue and orange line) Farragut North
Money barrels

Overview of organization: Located next to the White House, the EEOB commands a unique position in our national history and architectural heritage. Built between 1871-1888 as the State, War, and Navy Building, it housed the three departments that formulated and conducted the nation’s foreign policy for over seven decades – the period when the United States emerged as an international power. Designed by government architect Alfred Mullett, the EEOB is considered among the top examples of French Second Empire architecture in the country. Advanced for its time, the building has always had its detractors. Surviving at least three demolition attempts, it housed some of our nation’s most significant diplomats, military leaders, politicians, and historic events. Assured against demolition in 1961 by the government, it became a National Historic Landmark in 1969. Restoration of building spaces began in 1983. Since then, main corridors, libraries, stairwell domes, stained glass rotundas, the roof, and certain offices have been restored. Today, the building houses the offices of the Executive Branch that support the President and the White House.