When walking through the magnificent marble corridors in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, keep in mind that you are walking the same hallways that were occupied by some of the world’s most prominent people. It’s considered by many to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Washington DC with its granite, slate and cast iron exterior attracting the attention of all who come to visit. Building the Eisenhower Executive Office Building took 17 years and was completed in 1888.
It was originally constructed for the State, War and Navy Departments and today houses many offices for the White House Staff including the office of the Vice President.
An architectural masterpiece, visitors are awed by its imposing presence, grand rooms, massive wooden doors and dramatic interior details. It’s a place where government meetings that made history took place, including talks between our government and Japanese emissaries after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An important, historic landmark in our nation’s capital, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building is a thrilling must see while visiting.