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 would it be like to live in the White House? What is it like to attend some of the special events that take place in and around the White House and President's Park? Although this section is under construction, check back to learn more about the people and events that are here in the park. Currently, detailed information on the history of the National Christmas Tree, the trees themselves, and the lighting ceremonies is available.
Did You Know?
On March 3, 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key, is approved by President Herbert Hoover and Congress as the national anthem. The lyrics of the anthem were inspired during the bombing of Fort HcHenry by British ships at the head of Baltimore harbor in September of 1814.