• 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.

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

Public tours of the White House are available free of charge for individuals or groups. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress or embassy and are accepted up to six months in advance. For more information, visit the White House Tours page.

Did You Know?

White House Visitor Center Opening Ceremony, March 1995

On March 13, 1995, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton officially cut the ribbon with assistance of National Park Service Director Roger G. Kennedy and National Park Service, National Capital Region Director, Robert Stanton to open the new White House Visitor Center.