Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington DC

4.3
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building — formerly known as the Old Executive Office Building and even earlier as the State, War, and Navy Building — is a U.S. government building situated just west of the White House in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. Maintained by the General Services Administration, it is occupied by the Executive Office of the President, including the Office of the Vice President of the United States.
Located on 17th Street NW, between Pennsylvania Avenue and State Place, and West Executive Drive, the building was commissioned by President Ulysses S. Grant. It was built between 1871 and 1888, on the site of the original 1800 War/State/Navy Building and the White House stables, in the French Second Empire style. While the building's exterior received substantial criticism, at first, it has since been designated as a National Historic Landmark. It was for years the world's largest office building, with 566 rooms and about ten acres of floor space. Many White House employees have their offices in the massive edifice.
In 1802 the Washington Jockey Club lay at the rear of what is now the site of Decatur House at H Street and Jackson Place, crossing Seventeenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to Twentieth Street — today the Eisenhower Executive Office Building — having been completed only 4 years earlier in 1798 as the stonemasons had finished the brick and painters applied white paint to the President's House.
Using our world travel planner, Washington DC attractions like Eisenhower Executive Office Building can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create an itinerary including Eisenhower Executive Office Building
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Eisenhower Executive Office Building Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
106 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The building is very close to the White House and is one of the many beautiful constructions of that region the architecture is very beautiful and it is very good to make beautiful pictures in front of the building, for being an open place is good to wear suitable clothes because I went in winter was making very f River, it is best that on the same trip you know the White House that is right next door.
    View original
  • This place was really cool to see. It was a very nice building located next to the White House. This building was more impressive then the White House. I would get a tour inside next time if I could.  more »
Google
  • The EEOB is such a huge and imposing building on the way to the White House if you happen to be on a DC tour. Just viewing it from afar gives you a sense of history about the administrative operation of the National Capital. Considered a Natural Historic Landmark, it's worth a visit. Divided opinion regarding architectural aesthetics. The facade could be impressive or ugly depending on your perspective and sense of design.
  • Awesome building with spectacular details. It is huge and makes one feel like a dwarf. There are some great details in stone in this structure
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Washington DC

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Washington DC

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Washington DC

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Washington DC

3.4
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Washington DC

4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h