Visitors Center

Original Visitors Center

Original Visitors Center

New Visitor Center Rendition

Visitors Center Rendering

The new Visitors Center at 1875 Massachusetts Avenue is now complete.


The 2,681 square foot building was built in 1965 in anticipation of the Nation's Bicentennial (1975). The Visitor Center serves as an information hub for residents and visitors from around the world.

Through the years the Visitors Center has seen an increase in visitors and tour groups. The year 1966 saw 45,500 visitors and that number has grown to an estimated 120,000 annually. The increase in visitors has established a need to meet space demands.

Demolition started May 20, 2019 and construction sitework on May 24, 2019.

Visitors Center Webcam