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.
The National Park Service produces and hands out free of charge a map of downtown Washington, DC highlighting NPS sites, public transportation facilities, and area attractions. You may pick one up at NPS sites around town, or alternatively, download a pdf version (1.25 mb).
Please note that the White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, has now reopened with a brand White House film and world class exhibits!
Did You Know?
The tradition of playing "Hail to the Chief" whenever a president appeared at a state function was started by President John Tyler’s second wife, Julia.