• View of the White House's north side from Layfatte Park

    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

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  • 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 »

Professional Development

Teacher Workshops

President's Park and the Octagon Museum present a 5-day paid teacher symposium on the War of 1812, America's forgotten war, in a place based learning environment in the Washington, DC area. At the conclusion of the symposium, teachers will have an opportunity to develop international curricula with partner schools in Belgium.