• 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 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.

Gas Station

Gas Station

These are the closest gas stations from the White House Visitor Center.
(approximately one mile)

2643 Virginia Avenue
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Exxon
2708 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 338-7739

Did You Know?

James K. Polk, 11th President: 1845-1849

The first president to have his inauguration reported by telegraph. There was 4,801 words in James Polk's speech. It was also the first Inauguration to appear in a newspaper illustration (Illustrated London News).