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.
Thank you for your interest in supporting President's Park. The park may accept donations from individuals, families, organizations, foundations, corporations, businesses, associations and other entities. Your contribution will be used to enhance visitor services and support resource protection programs throughout the park. No other federal agency relies as heavily on the generosity and kindness of its visitors. We thank you for your past support and we look forward to continuing to serve you.
Donations support and enhance the following work in President's Park:
If you are an individual or family, your contribution may be mailed to the address below. Please make checks out to the National Park Service. If you wish to designate your donation for one of the special areas above, please write it in the memo line of the check.
Organizations, foundations, corporation, businesses, associations and other entities who are interested in donating to President's Park should contact the National Park Service Liaison to the White House at (202) 619-6344 to discuss their proposed donations.
Our non-profit educational cooperating association, the White House Historical Association operates a museum shop and your purchases there will also help to enhance park programs.
Did You Know?
Taylor was the second president to die in office. He spent July 4, 1850, at a ceremony at the Washington Monument. Taylor became ill from the heat and died five days later of intestinal ailments. Recently, his body was exhumed because some believed he was poisoned, but this was proved to be false.