White House Tours canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013
We regret to inform you that White House Tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013, until further notice. For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 hour hotline at (202) 456-7041.
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.
There are many opportunities for outdoor activities at President's Park. This page contains information on the different activities offered here.
Looking for a place in downtown Washington, D.C. to enjoy open space and spend time with time with history? Come walk with our nation's stories in President's Park. Click here for information on two designated trails in our park.
"Be Fit, Have Fun, Get Healthy in Your National Parks"
President's Park provide a wide array of healthful activities including walking, jogging, and bicycling, and other physically active and healthy fun.
Jog or walk a lap or two around the Ellipse sidewalk. (one lap = 0.6 mile)
A great location to take photographs of the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lafayette Park, National Christmas Tree and many more! A picture is worth a thousand words!
Did You Know?
During the American Civil War, the grounds of the Ellipse and incomplete Washington Monument were used as corrals for horses, mules, and cattle, also camp sites for Union Troops.