White House Fence Restoration and Sidewalk Closure
The National Park Service is restoring the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue, portions of which are believed to date back to 1818. During this restoration work, sections of the White House sidewalk will be temporarily closed for public safety. More »
Construction Project Affecting the White House Sidewalk
Due to a construction project, a portion of both the White House sidewalk and Pennsylvania Avenue near East Executive Avenue will be closed until April 2015.
Temporary Visitor Center and Ellipse Visitor Pavilion:
You may speak with a National Park Service employee at the temporary visitor center any time from 7:30 am to 4 pm daily. Please note that the temporary visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
The temporary visitor center and Ellipse Visitor Pavilion are located just west of the intersection of 15th and E Streets, NW.
Latitude/Longitude: N 38 53 41.88 W -77 2 5.70 (38.894967, -77.034917)
Did You Know?
On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk. Of the approximate 2,200 people on board, only 700 survived. Washington’s high society circles contributed in creating a Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, located on the Ellipse for two who perished, Major Archibald Butt and Francis Millet.