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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.

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September 01, 2014
August 2014 Special Programs Commemorating War of 1812
The National Park Service will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the British capture of Washington DC and the Burning of the White House on the weekend of August 23 and 24th 2014.

Did You Know?

William J. Clinton, 42nd President: 1993-2001

As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, Clinton met President John F. Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden in 1962. The encounter led him to enter a life of public service.