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.
Mobile App Page
QR Code for use with Android Devices. This is a Free Application.
NPS National Mall - National Park Service Computer link to the Android Marketplace location.
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QR Code for use with iPhone and iPad for direct link to the iTunes Store for download. This is a Free Application.
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This is the Official National Park Service app for the National Mall, Memorial Parks, and President's Park sites. On your next visit to Washington, D.C., use it to explore many of the most cherished cultural and historical sites in the United States-from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.
Overview - National Mall and Memorial Parks App Overview Page. From which you can access all the various App Features.
Events and News – Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening at the National Mall and Memorial Parks sites.
Map – Official National Park Service map of the central tourist area in Washington, D.C. Easy to use while outdoors, the map features large font sizes, walkways that are easily distinguishable from roads, and three zoom levels. By tapping the “Locate me” icon you will always know where you are.
Walking directions – Get from one place to another by following a line on the map or a list of directions. Estimated walking times are given.
Park Lens – Find out what is around you with augmented reality. Just hold up your device and look through the activated camera view. Labels will appear identifying all sites on the National Mall.
Tours – Follow a recommended tour depending on how much time you have or your special interest—from memorials to presidents to military monuments to destinations off the beaten path. You can even create personal tours with the “My Tour” feature—just tap the “+” at the bottom right of a site page. The app maps the route for you.
Did You Know?
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.