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?
Taylor was the second president to die in office. He spent July 4, 1850, at a ceremony at the Washington Monument. Taylor became ill from the heat and died five days later of intestinal ailments. Recently, his body was exhumed because some believed he was poisoned, but this was proved to be false.