• 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 »

Plan Your Visit

Visitors taking a picture of the north side of the White House

Visitors taking a picture of the White House.

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Located in the center of downtown Washington, DC, President's Park includes the park land and gardens surrounding the White House. Amid the vibrant city life of our nation's capital, President's Park offers visitors, district residents, and even the President of the United States restorative green space, awe-inspiring memorials, and the White House itself to contemplate as a symbol of the United States and democracy.

Whether you are a regular local or just visiting President's Park, there are numerous activities and special events in which to participate. If you are able, take a tour of the White House or take a moment to pause and have your picture taken in front of the White House. Stop by the White House Visitor Center for maps and brochures or take a stroll through the park to enjoy the atmosphere. You might catch a glimpse of one of the hawks that inhabit the White House grounds or see Marine One land on the White House lawn!

Many opportunities for unique experiences await you at President's Park. Located just a short walk away are the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, and other cultural attractions.The links below and at left will help you get started planning your trip to the White House and our nation's capital.

Did You Know?

Barack H. Obama, 44th President, 2009 - Present

Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He was sworn in on January 20, 2009.