Basic Information

The Washington, D.C. area has a four-season Mid-Atlantic climate. Summertime is warm and humid, while winter can be cold and snowy. Precipitation averages 2-4” monthly, year-round. The warmest months are June, July, and August, with average highs in the 80s (~31) combined with high humidity. Temperatures often climb into the 90s (~34). The coldest months are December, January, and February, with average temperatures in the 30s (~3), though lows may dip into the single digits on occasion.

Entrance Fees:

President's Park - $0.00

There is no fee to visit any area in President's Park.

White House Visitor Center

Visitors can explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House, view over 90 artifacts from the White House collection, shop at the White House Historical Association retail store, and view the 14 minute film, "White House: Reflections From Within." Visit the information desk to inquire about special ranger programs and events at President's Park.

Ellipse Visitor Pavillion

Small visitor contact area located on the Ellipse just west of the corner of 15th and E Streets NW. The Ellipse Visitor Pavilion is open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily and offers public restrooms, concessions (small gifts and food), and an information area that is staffed seasonally.

The public gets to view the White House up close during the White House Fall Garden Tour.

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Located in the center of downtown Washington, D.C., President's Park includes the park land and gardens surrounding the White House. Amid the vibrant city life of our nation's capital, President's Park offers visitors, district residents, and the President of the United States restorative green space, awe-inspiring memorials, and the White House itself to contemplate as a symbol of the United States and democracy.

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Last updated: May 2, 2016

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Mailing Address:

1849 C Street NW
Room 1426

Washington, DC 20240


(202) 208-1631

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