White House Visitor Center Rehabilitation and Closure Information
The White House Visitor Center is closed for rehabilitation. A temporary visitor center is located near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, just west of the intersection of 15th and E streets, NW.
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.
2014 White House Easter Egg Roll
White House Easter Egg Roll
ONLINE TICKET LOTTERY IS CLOSED
White House Easter Egg Roll tickets are distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. The lottery was opened for entries on March 7th at 10 am EST and closed on March 10th at 10 am EDT. Tickets are free of charge and are non-transferable. Lottery results will be available March 14th.
White House Easter Eggs
Commemorative Easter eggs are available for purchase through the National Park Foundation.
History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
To find out more about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll, visit our page on the history of the Easter Egg Roll.
Did You Know?
British soldiers set fire to the White House during the War of 1812. Almost everything inside was destroyed. James Madison hired James Hoban to rebuild the house using the original walls, which were still standing. It reopened in 1817 when James Monroe moved in.