• 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.

Volunteer for a Special Event

Volunteer giving directions at a special event.

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Help With a Special Event

President's Park hosts a number of large events throughout the year. We often look for volunteers to provide help to visitors in many different ways during these events.

Typical events include:

  • White House Garden Tours (spring and fall)
  • Easter Egg Roll
  • Lighting of the National Christmas Tree
  • Inauguration
More information about current available special event volunteer opportunities may be found below. If you interested in volunteering at any of these events, please email the volunteer coordinator or call 202-208-1631.

If you would like to volunteer on a regular basis, our ongoing volunteer needs are described on the Volunteer page. All volunteers must complete the volunteer application before beginning service.

Did You Know?

John Tyler, 10th President: 1841-1845

The tradition of playing "Hail to the Chief" whenever a president appeared at a state function was started by President John Tyler’s second wife, Julia.