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.
Fees & Reservations
There are no entrance fees for President's Park or the White House Visitor Center.If you're planning to visit nearby national parks such as Fort Washington Park, Great Falls Park, Greenbelt Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, or Prince William Forest Park, you may want to purchase a National Parks Pass.
White House Tours
Did You Know?
The Ellipse was home to one of the country's earliest baseball parks. President Abraham Lincoln, missed one of his weekly Cabinet meetings to attend a game on September 18 1861 where the Brooklyn Excelsiors beat the Washington Nationals. The score was 33-28.