• 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.

Event Details

  • Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 11/06/2013 to 11/30/2013

    A ranger talks with some visitors.
    Location: Temporary White House Visitor Center Time: 10:00 AM,12:00 PM,2:00 PM Fee Information: none Contact Name: Jacob Dinkelaker Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 202-208-1631
Join a park ranger for a 20-30 minute orientation talk. Immerse yourself in the national park the President of the United States calls home - President's Park. Hear the story of the White House and its construction in the heart of Washington, DC, our nation's capital. 

Orientation talks start at the Temporary White House Visitor Center and are, like all ranger guided programs at President's Park, free of charge. We welcome groups of all sizes, but request that groups larger than 25 make arrangements in advance. Please note that orientation talks occur in public park areas and do not include a tour of the White House.