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.
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?
British soldiers set fire to the White House during the War of 1812. Almost everything inside was destroyed. James Madison hired James Hoban to rebuild the house using the original walls, which were still standing. It reopened in 1817 when James Monroe moved in.