• 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.

For Kids

Park Ranger Walking Tour

Activities taking place in President's Park include interpretive presentations and walks, special events, guided tours, exhibits and films to engage the public's interest in the Park's cultural history.

 
President's Park Passport Stamp

Stop at the White House Visitor Center information desk to have your NPS passport book stamped!

Click here for more information on "Passport To Your National Parks" program. Note that the passport book is not available for purchase at President's Park. Many of the bookstores at the sites included within the National Mall do offer the passport book, however.

 
President's Park Junior Ranger Badge
Children can have fun and earn awards in the Junior Ranger programs. Find out how to earn the President's Park Junior Ranger badge or the White House Junior Ranger badge!

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).