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 »
Bicycles are welcome in President's Park and bicycle parking is provided at the southeast corner of the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion.
Bicycles are permitted on roadways and most sidewalks in the park, except for the White House sidewalk and the interior sidewalks of the First Division Monument, Sherman Park, and Lafayette Park due to safety and resource protection reasons. Please walk your bicycle through these portions of the park. Pedicabs are not allowed anywhere other than park roads. Your assistance in preserving a respectful experience for all visitors is appreciated.Rental Bicycles
Bicycles are available for rent throughout the city. Rental options include:
Did You Know?
A special tree house was built for Amy Carter on the White House South Lawn. Amy and her father designed it. It was a wonderful private place for a little girl who had been in the spotlight most of her life.