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.
National Park Service and U.S. Secret Service Invite Public to Open House on the President’s Park South Project
Contact: Office of the National Park Service Liaison to the White House, (202) 619-6344
Washington, D.C. -- The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Secret Service will hold a public open house on the joint-agency President’s Park South Project on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the White House Visitor Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the north side of the U.S. Commerce Department building. President’s Park South is located immediately south of the White House and includes E Street, N.W. between 15th and 17th Streets, N.W. An introduction on the project and an overview of the planning process will be presented at 7:00 p.m. If meeting attendees require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in the open house, please contact the Office of the National Park Service Liaison to the White House at (202) 619-6344.
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is a cooperating agency in this EA and is assisting in the development of potential alternatives by holding a limited competition for design concepts that integrate Secret Service security requirements and NPS cultural landscape preservation policies and guidelines.
All comments submitted during scoping, including at the open house, will be considered by both the NPS and the Secret Service. When submitting your comment, please note before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, the agencies cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.
Did You Know?
Scottish stonemasons were hired to build and carve the sandstone walls of the White House. Painters then covered the walls in 1798 with a whitewash to keep water and ice from seeping inside the walls and breaking them apart. So it was white from the beginning.