Part of Historic Environment Scotland
An image of detailed stonemasonry work and a window on The White House

The Scots Who Built The White House

Selected dates from Saturday 16 February 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019

Engine Shed

General interest

Least technical

Event Description

In 1794, seven Scottish stonemasons left Edinburgh New Town for Washington DC to help build the official residence of the President of the United States.

Explore their story in our new exhibition. Discover how the stonemasons honed their craft in Edinburgh New Town, and left their mark on the U.S. Presidential Residence at the White House. 

Learn how their legacy still survives in modern Scottish stonemasonry, and how we are celebrating our links across the Atlantic. 

Image © The White House Historical Association

Additional information: Free to visit, just drop in during our opening hours.

View 47 available dates until Fri 12 Apr 2019

Dates & Times

Mon 18 Feb 2019
10am - 4pm


  • Free