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.
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?
John Quincy Adams regularly swam in the Potomac River. A journalist, Anne Royall, knew of his 5 a.m. swims. After being refused interviews many times, she went to the river, gathered his clothes and sat on them until she had her interview. Before this, no female had interviewed a president.