• View of the White House's north side from Layfatte Park

    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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.

White House North Fence Restoration Project

A map of the closed areas during restoration work.

A map of the closed area during restoration work

NPS Photo


Sections of the White House sidewalk will be temporarily and partially closed for public safety during a project to restore the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. The project, which includes the White House sidewalk adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue from East Executive Avenue to West Executive Avenue, NW, will be done in separate, distinct and consecutive phases, from approximately March 2014 until April 2015. Each phrase requires the closure of designated sections of the White House sidewalk. An eight-foot wide portion of the White House sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue and adjacent to the closed section will remain open, subject to the movement of construction equipment and supplies into and out of the project work area.

While project work is being completed on one of the designated work areas of the White House fence, the remainder of the White House sidewalk will remain fully open for public use.

The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

Did You Know?

John Quincy Adams, 6th President: 1825-1829

John Quincy Adams regularly swam in the Potomac River. A journalist, Anne Royall, knew of his 5 a.m. swims. After being refused interviews many times, she went to the river, gathered his clothes and sat on them until she had her interview. Before this, no female had interviewed a president.