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.

The house will be open periodically over the next few weeks from mid-morning until early evening as we test the flow of visitors. In the neighborhood? 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.

Your donation today can support the final stages of this project.

For pictures highlighting each phase of the renovation,
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


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