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.
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?
The Ellipse was home to one of the country's earliest baseball parks. President Abraham Lincoln, missed one of his weekly Cabinet meetings to attend a game on September 18 1861 where the Brooklyn Excelsiors beat the Washington Nationals. The score was 33-28.