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.
The President of the United States lives in a National Park
Every president except George Washington has called the White House and its surrounding grounds his place of work, rest, and solitude. Recognizable the world around, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds serve not only as the seat of the executive branch of government of the United States of America, but also as an iconic place for civil discourse.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Find out more about the events happening at the National Christmas Tree between December 11, 2013 and January 1, 2014.Read More
How do I get a White House Tour?
Public tours of the White House are scheduled through one’s member of Congress or embassy. Requests are accepted up to six months in advance.Read More
Be a Part of President’s Park - Volunteer!
From special events, to adopting park places and working the information desk, volunteers and interns support the park in a number of ways. Join us!Read More
Boy Scout Conservation & Maintenance Volunteers
President's Park is looking for Eagle Scouts and other members of Boy Scout programs to "adopt" the Boy Scout Commemorative Tribute Memorial.Read More
Explore President’s Park
Take a walk through the park and learn more about the people and places that make Lafayette Square, the White House, and the Ellipse special.Read More
2013 Summer Youth
Meet this years talented and diverse group of youth spending the summer at President's ParkRead More
Did You Know?
Harrison delivered the longest inaugural address, and was the 1st president to die in office, about 32 days after elected. On March 4, he gave a 105 minute speech and did not wear an overcoat or hat. He developed pneumonia and died in the White House one month after giving his speech, on April 4.