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.
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?
Unfortunately, on Christmas Eve 1851, during the Fillmore Administration, two thirds of Jefferson's books perished in a fire at the Library of Congress which President Millard Fillmore personally assisted in fighting. The fire was caused by faulty chimney flues.