Mr. Gump's original house is now the official residence of the Executive Director. The director's office is located on the lower level of the Gump House with a private residence above. The office is open M-F from 8am to 5pm, though it is best to make an appointment in advance. Outside of office hours and in emergencies, visitors should call 72.25.00.

While the upper levels are private, visitors are regularly invited to social events at the Gump House. With a large outdoor terrace, kitchen-BBQ area, and indoor 'Great Room', the Gump House is being restored and equiped to entertain >50 people. Receptions in this historic setting provide a memorable experience for researchers, conference attendees, and field course participants.