Plan Your Visit

Do you want to visit the park that the President of the United States calls home?

We want to help you plan your visit!

Your visit to President's Park will be a truly unique National Park Service experience. As you stroll along historic Pennsylvania Avenue you may witness our First Amendment freedoms in action through an organized protest. While posing for a photo on the south side of the White House you may be surprised to see the president's helicopter, Marine One land on the South Lawn. If you plan in advance, you may even walk through the same rooms as our presidents on the White House tour.

Where to begin? Get Basic Information, and find Things to Do to help you make the most of your visit to President's Park.

The White House South Lawn and Truman Balcony

Explore President's Park

President's Park includes 82 acres of park lands surrounding the White House, home to statues, gardens, and memorials.

Gold eagle flag topper and image of White House South Portico

White House Visitor Center

Exhibits and artifacts tell the story of the White House as a symbol, stage, and home.

North Portico of the White House

How to Tour the White House

Tours must be scheduled through your Congressman or embassy.

A scenic shot of the White House gardens.

White House Garden Tour

Find out more about this annual event.

Trombone Shorty performs with National Christmas Tree and White House in background

National Christmas Tree Lighting

The tradition of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse began with President Coolidge over 90 years ago!

Children rolling eggs on the South Lawn.

White House Easter Egg Roll

An event that began well over a century ago with President Hayes continues to this day with the traditional "egg roll" activity!

Last updated: August 31, 2016

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Mailing Address:

1849 C Street NW
Room 1426

Washington, DC 20240


(202) 208-1631

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