• 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 »


Preparing for a media interview is NPS Communication Officer Bill Line. (NPS Photo by J. Feeney)

Preparing for a media interview is former NPS Communication Officer Bill Line.

NPS/J. Feeney

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Did You Know?

Grand Review of the Armies, May 1865 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

On May 23-24, 1865, General William Tecumseh Sherman watched the Grand Review of the Armies of the Union parade down on Pennsylvania Avenue. Today, Sherman Park is where he once stood.