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.
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:
Did You Know?
John F. Kennedy simply loved sports. He was an avid fan of his hometown Boston Red Sox, but never had a chance to attend one of their games while in office. He was well known for his official appointment of a scorekeeper and stat advisor which he affectionately titled 'Undersecretary of Baseball.'