• 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 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 »

  • 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

android app qr code

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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Iphone qrcode

QR Code for use with iPhone and iPad for direct link to the iTunes Store for download. This is a Free Application.

NPS National Mall - National Park Service Computer link to same location. Flyer of screen shots.

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National Mall and Memorial Parks App

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.

 
National Mall and Memorial Parks App Overview

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.

 
National Mall and Memorial Parks App Maps

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.

 
National Mall and Memorial Parks App Park Lens

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.

 
National Mall and Memorial Parks App Tours

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 Tyler, 10th President: 1841-1845

The tradition of playing "Hail to the Chief" whenever a president appeared at a state function was started by President John Tyler’s second wife, Julia.