White House Tours canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013
We regret to inform you that White House Tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013, until further notice. For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 hour hotline at (202) 456-7041.
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.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Information for Groups Performing at the Pathway of Peace
Logistical information is available for selected groups who are performing for the National Christmas Tree Music Program. Here is a list of frequently asked questions from performers.
A copy of the 2012 performance schedule is available (PDF).
Before Your Arrival
We ask that you also prepare a short introduction for your group and have it ready for the park representative when you arrive. This will be given to the evening's Toastmaster to introduce your group.
Unloading / Loading
Please check in 30 minutes before your scheduled performance time in front of the stage. A National Park Service representative will be there to assist you with any logistical needs, and introduce you to the sound technician and toastmaster.
The closest restrooms are located on the Ellipse at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion. We advise you use this area as a meeting area to assemble your group before and after your performance.
Inclement Weather / Cancellations
A Message To Families and Friends
Please note that band and/or artist can not use this forum to promote themselves. For example, you can not announce or pass out any information with respect to any future performances. Nor can you use this forum to sell any CD's, or other merchandise, that the band may wish to sell or hand out. The National Park Service has a strict policy with respect to any form of commercial advertising and sales.
Should you have any questions about the evening music program, please contact the Music Program Coordinator at (202) 208-1637.
Did You Know?
On June 10, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6166, which placed jurisdiction of all the public lands in the federal city, including the President's Park, under the Department of the Interior's National Park Service.