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.
Teacher Symposium: The War of 1812 and Washington, DC
If interested, please register by submitting contact information via the following link and sending a $50 deposit to the below address. A $50 deposit is required to hold a spot for you. Your deposit will be fully refunded at the end of the symposium.
Address check to:
National Park Service – President's Park
Mail check to:
National Capital Region
WHL / Room 344
Attn: Kathy Langley /Teacher Symposium War of 1812
1100 Ohio Drive
Washington, DC 20242
For more information, contact either Kathy Langley, White House Visitor Center manager, at (202) 208-0747 or by email at Kathy_Langley@nps.gov, or Katherine Somerville, Director of Programs, The Octagon House, at (202) 639-7616 or Katherinesomerville@aia.org.
Did You Know?
Andrew Johnson never attended school. His future wife, Eliza McCardle, taught him reading, writing and math at the age of 17. Johnson was a tailor by trade so he only wore suits that he custom-tailored himself.