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 »
White House Announces 2011 Spring Garden Tours
Contact: White House Visitor Center, 202-208-1631
The White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m., and on Sunday, April 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors can view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and the South Lawn of the White House. The Kitchen Garden will once again be accessible to tour guests.
The U.S. Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. However, strollers, wheelchairs, and cameras are permitted.
Did You Know?
In 1932, there was a “Singing Tree". Loudspeakers hidden in the tree were connected to a Victrola which was stationed in a police booth, playing carols. This created the effect of carols emerging from the tree. Park Police changed the records from 6 until 10 pm from Christmas Eve until New Year's.