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.
What is a monument? A monument is a structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons. President's Park has several monuments such as First Division Monument and Zero Milestone Monument.
What is a memorial? A structure erected to commemorate persons or events. There are several memorials in President's Park such as Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, Second Division Memorial and Boy Scout Memorial.
What is a statue? A statue is a sculpture depicting a specific entity, usually a person, event, animal or object. A variety of statues can be seen at President's Park such as Rochambeau, Jackson, von Steuben, Lafayette and Kosciuszko.
Did You Know?
The Ellipse was home to one of the country's earliest baseball parks. President Abraham Lincoln, missed one of his weekly Cabinet meetings to attend a game on September 18 1861 where the Brooklyn Excelsiors beat the Washington Nationals. The score was 33-28.