• 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 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.

Public Transportation

Visitor Center

The White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, has reopened with a brand new White House film and world class exhibits!

 

 
Bus

By Bus
There is a Metrobus stop located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street, "Pennsylvania Avenue Line" #30, #32, #34, #35, #36.

 

 
airplane

By Plane
Three major airports link Washington, D.C. with the rest of the country and the world. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), all have limo, shuttle, taxi, or Metro services available that will connect to President's Park.

 

 

By Subway

Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver Line) 0.11 mile; Walk approximately one block NORTH on 12th Street, turn left/WEST on Pennsylvania Avenue and walk approximately 3 blocks toward 15th Street. The White House Visitor Center is located near the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue in the Department of Commerce building.

Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red/Silver Line) 0.13 mile; Walk approximately one block WEST on G Street, turn left/SOUTH on 14th Street, turn right/WEST on Pennsylvania Avenue South, continue to the intersection of 15th and Pennsylvania, NW. The White House Visitor Center is located near the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue in the Department of Commerce building.

Metrobus and subway schedules are available at 202-637-7000 or http://www.wmata.com

 

 
Train

By Train
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE; 1.8 mile to White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Walk SOUTH on Massachusetts Avenue, NE to Columbus Circle, NE; then left/EAST on Louisiana Avenue; Turn right/WEST on Constitution Avenue, NW; Turn right/WEST on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Use the subway; Union Station (red) to Metro Center (blue/orange/red/silver); 0.13 mile; Walk approximately one block WEST on G Street, turn left/SOUTH on 14th Street, turn right/WEST on Pennsylvania Avenue South, continue to the intersection of 15th Street, NW. The White House Visitor Center is located near the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania in the Department of Commerce building.

For updated schedules and rates, visit Amtrak's website at www.amtrak.com

Did You Know?

Herbert Hoover, 31st President: 1929-1933

On March 3, 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key, is approved by President Herbert Hoover and Congress as the national anthem. The lyrics of the anthem were inspired during the bombing of Fort HcHenry by British ships at the head of Baltimore harbor in September of 1814.