Come see the restored Lockkeeper's House

The Lockkeeper's House — the oldest structure on the National Mall — has been relocated and restored as part of a major project that has transformed the site with a new visitor-friendly entrance, surrounding outdoor plaza and educational displays. Untouched for more than 40 years, the 180-year old structure now welcomes visitors from around the world to the National Mall.

In the neighborhood? The house is now open to the public. Stop in and learn more about how we restored this humble witness to history.

And consider your gift today to support transformation projects like this on the National Mall. Your donation makes the work possible.

For pictures highlighting each phase of the renovation as well as the official ribbon cutting ceremony, please enjoy the slideshow below.

The restoration of the Lockkeeper's House would not have been possible without generous support from:

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Volkswagen Group of America

Akridge Family Foundation


American Express

A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Dr. Scholl Foundation

The Hon. C. Boyden Gray


The Honorable Francis Rooney & Mrs. Rooney

Mr. & Mrs. Lanny Griffith

Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Philip L. Graham Fund