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.
Fourth of July at the White House Visitor Center
MEDIA ADVISORY: News media are invited to cover this event. Park Rangers will be on site to assist all media. Uplink parking must be pre-arranged by calling Bill Line at 202-619-7400 or Kathy Langley at 202-208-1631. There is no crew car parking at the White House Visitors Center. All crew car parking is on your own.
Washington, D.C. – Visitors who have the "liberty" to stop at the White House Visitor Center on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to may experience what it would be like to be a "Signer of the Declaration of Independence for a day" with the help of National Park Service rangers and volunteers from President's Park.The White House Visitor Center is located near the White House on
During this full day of free programming, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to sample some of the sights, sounds, activities, and personages that helped to form the
The Signature Event, scheduled at and will be a one of a kind chance to don a tricornered hat and play a role in one of this nation's greatest dramas, the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on
"Chat" with John Adams about the decision that he and his fellow delegates made to commit treason against the King of England by signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Fine tune your congressional correspondence by writing with a quill pen and protecting the privacy of the letter with sealing wax. Have your portrait taken in a tricornered hat affixing your signature to
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Portrait opportunity signing the Declaration of Independence
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Test your Congressional correspondence skill as well as your writing skills with a quill pen
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Roll a Beeswax Candle
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A public audience with John Adams
& A Signature Event:An opportunity to don a tricornered hat and play a role in one of this nation's greatest dramas, the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. (Program Duration: 60 Minutes, Space is limited)
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence
The National Park Service reminds all visitors that public parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to take METRO. The nearest stations are
Did You Know?
The first president to have his inauguration reported by telegraph. There was 4,801 words in James Polk's speech. It was also the first Inauguration to appear in a newspaper illustration (Illustrated London News).