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

    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

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Memorials

Boy Scout Memorial

The Boy Scout Memorial, located off 15th Street, NW, is one of several memorials located within President's Park.

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Memorials of President's Park

President's Park and the land surrounding the White House has a number of memorials related to various causes. Perhaps because the White House is at once a house, an office, and a museum space, nearby memorials commemorate a mixture of topics-some of which are related to the presidency, and some which are not.

Today, visitors to President's Park may find four memorials:

  • Boy Scout Memorial
  • Original Patentees Memorial
  • Second Division Memorial
  • Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain
You can visit these memorials and other sites along the southern trail.

Did You Know?

Martin Van Buren, 8th President: 1837-1841

Van Buren was the first U.S. president born in the United States. The presidents preceding Van Buren were born in colonies that later became states. Van Buren was the first to be born after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.