• 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 »


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Did You Know?

In 1951, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” was filmed in President's Park. The story was about an alien emissary and his massive robot land a spaceship on the Ellipse and search for governmental and scientific leaders who will accept the warning he has brought from space.