• View of the White House's north side from Layfatte Park

    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Our Staff & Offices


Acting National Park Service Liaison to the White House
John Stanwich

Tobin Tracey, Acting Deputy



President's Park
Peter Lonsway, Park Manager

President's Park Maintenance Division
Thomas Greer, Chief of Maintenance

Wookun Kim, Horticulturist

White House Visitor Center
Kathy Langley, Visitor Center Manager

Did You Know?

Chester A. Arthur, 21st President: 1881-1885

Chester A. Arthur was nicknamed "Elegant Arthur" because of his "dandy" dressing. He changed clothes for every occasion at the White House. President Arthur was reported to own eighty pairs of trousers.