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 »
Where To Eat
There are many different restaurants, food truck stands, and food courts within close walking distance to President's Park. Whether you prefer fine-dining restaurants, fast-food, or anything in between, Washington DC offers several suitable options. Within President's Park, Guest Services Incorporated operates a concession stand at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, usually open from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
Did You Know?
In 1951, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” was filmed in President's Park. The story was about an alien emissary and his massive robot land a spaceship on the Ellipse and search for governmental and scientific leaders who will accept the warning he has brought from space.