• 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.

Public Transportation

Visitor Center

The White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is closed for a 15-month rehabilitation project. A temporary visitor center is open near the corner of 15th and E Streets, NW.

 

 
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 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 temporary visitor center is located west of the corner of 15th and E Streets, NW, near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion.

Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red 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 E Streets, NW. The temporary visitor center is located straight ahead of you, near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion.

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); 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 E Streets, NW. The temporary visitor center is located straight ahead of you, near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion.

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

Did You Know?

Grand Review of the Armies, May 1865 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

On May 23-24, 1865, General William Tecumseh Sherman watched the Grand Review of the Armies of the Union parade down on Pennsylvania Avenue. Today, Sherman Park is where he once stood.