Old glory, new vision. That’s the motto behind the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s capital campaign, which is funding a transformation that will increase visibility + access to the 2-acre historic landmark.
The $6 million project to revamp the site of the country’s 23rd president will:
- Enhance the national historic landmark’s residence + grounds with new public greenspace
- Expand educational amenities
- Create a new neighborway that will connect Pennsylvania + Delaware streets to increase walkability and bikeability.
- Add new signage + 89-ft Centennial flagpole to highlight the Presidential site’s prominence
Did you know — the presidential site is a voting center, holds naturalization ceremonies, and serves more than 30,000 visitors annually at more than 30 special events.
Construction is expected to wrap up soon with a public dedication later this spring. The new Citizenship Plaza will begin hosting annual naturalization ceremonies in July. We’ll share the details once they’re announced.
While we wait to see the completed transformation, there are still opportunities to visit the site:
- Three Comedies of Error | Sat, April 23 | 8-10 p.m. | $19.95+ | Join Candlelight Theatre for an evening of salon-style theater with one-act comedies rotating through the Presidential mansion.
- Coffee with the Curator | Fri., May 6 | 8:30-9 a.m. | $6 | Perfect for those who love coffee, pastries, and a good dose of history — get a glimpse of the Presidential Site’s most unexpected collection items.