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.
President's Park has a youth program that offers youth and young adults the chance to learn more about the national park system while being responsible stewards themselves. Youth may volunteer in the park in a number of positions that range from gardening to historic and cultural interpretation to assisting with major special events or gain valuable employment experience through summer programs like the Youth Conservation Corps.
President's Park welcomes youth to volunteer in many areas of the park including interpretation and education as well as providing assistance with special events. For more information about current volunteer opportunities, please see the park's volunteer page.
Summer Employment Program
President's Park has a longstanding Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program that offers paid summer employment opportunities for youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. More information about possible paid summer placement opportunities through the YCC program is available at the park's YCC page. While each summer youth program is different, in general, youth can expect to develop the following skills or competencies:
Did You Know?
Unfortunately, on Christmas Eve 1851, during the Fillmore Administration, two thirds of Jefferson's books perished in a fire at the Library of Congress which President Millard Fillmore personally assisted in fighting. The fire was caused by faulty chimney flues.