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?
A man of few words, a dinner guest made a bet that she could get him to say more than two words. When she told the president of her wager, he replied, "You lose." President Coolidge was known as "Silent Cal".