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    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

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  • 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.

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October 16, 2014
2014 White House Fall Garden Tours
Information for 2014 White House Fall Garden Tours

October 08, 2014
2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Will Be December 4
Ticket Lottery Opens October 17

September 26, 2014
President's Park is now accpecting 2014 Christmas Tree Music Program Applications
Application process details for 2014 National Christmas Tree Music Program

September 10, 2014
White House Visitor Center Reopens after $12.6 Million Revitalization
Public-Private Partnership Creates Engaging, Interactive Experience

Did You Know?

John F. Kennedy, 35th President: 1961-1963

John F. Kennedy simply loved sports. He was an avid fan of his hometown Boston Red Sox, but never had a chance to attend one of their games while in office. He was well known for his official appointment of a scorekeeper and stat advisor which he affectionately titled 'Undersecretary of Baseball.'