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.
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.
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.
Did You Know?
Van Buren was the first U.S. president born in the United States. The presidents preceding Van Buren were born in colonies that later became states. Van Buren was the first to be born after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.