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.
Wherever you have access to an internet connection, on your smartphone as you roam the park or on a computer across the world, you can visit President's Park. Find up-to-date information on our website, interact with the park, its staff, and other visitors on social media. You can also download an app to explore the park on your own.
We look forward to meeting you, wherever you are - in person or online.You'll find more information below about our Facebook page, a new official Park Service app covering downtown Washington, DC sites, and our neighboring park, the National Mall.
Learn more about the history of Washington, the presidents, their families, and the White House itself on our Facebook page. Leave comments, ask questions, and meet other park visitors, too.
Looking for information on what to see and do in downtown Washington?
Try this app from the National Mall that includes event schedules, maps, and directions for President's Park and a number of other popular sites in the city.
For details on the app and links with download instructions, visit this page.
Did You Know?
Thomas Jefferson wrote his own epitaph never mentioning that he served as president. His epitaph read, "Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and the Father of the University of Virginia.