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

    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.

2008 National Christmas Tree Gallery

Did You Know?

William McKinley, 25th President: 1897-1901

The first President to ride in an automobile was William McKinley. He was shot during the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. President McKinley was taken to the hospital in a 1901 Columbia electric ambulance.