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President's Park (White House)

Contact Info
1100 Ohio Drive Southwest (Mailing Address)
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (Site Address)
Washington, DC 20242

Phone:
202-208-1631
Toll-Free:
800-877-8339
Basics
Type:
Other

Description

Throughout the years President's Park has served many purposes from bosk to bivouac, from a field for infantry drills to a place for inaugural celebrations. With the White House as a back drop, President's Park over time has played host to suffragettes, freedom riders, anti-war protestors, Easter egg rollers, and participants of festivities surrounding the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

White House Tours

202-456-7041 (24-hr. recording)
Tuesdays - Saturdays - 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Advanced Reservation required.

Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.

White House Visitor Center

1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202-208-1631
1-800-877-8339 TTY
Open Daily - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Ellipse Visitor Pavilion

Corner of 15th and E Streets, NW
202-208-1631
1-800-877-8339 TTY
Open Daily - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Traveling from the NORTH (via I-95)
Follow I-95 South toward Washington to I-495 and exit East. Follow I-495 East to Route 50 and exit West. Follow Route 50, which becomes New York Avenue, to L Street and bear right onto L Street. Follow L Street to 7th Street, NW and turn left. Follow 7th Street to Constitution Avenue and turn right. Follow Constitution Avenue to 15th Street and turn right. Follow 15th Street and turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue. On your right, you'll see three blue awnings above the doors, "The White House Visitor Center."

Traveling from the North (via I-295/BW Parkway)
Follow I-95 South to I-295 South Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Follow I-295 South BW Parkway pass Greenbelt. I-295 South will split at Route 50, which becomes New York Avenue, right lane. Follow New York Avenue to 7th Street, NW. Turn left on 7th Street. Turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue South and turn right. Follow Pennsylvania Avenue to 15th Street. On your left, you'll see three blue awnings above the doors, "The White House Visitor Center."

Traveling from the North (via I-270)
Follow I-270 South toward Washington. At the I-270 split bear right and follow signs for I-495, Northern Virginia. Follow I-495 to the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GW Parkway). Follow the GW parkway to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, staying to the right, and exit onto Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue to 15th Street and turn left. Follow 15th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right. On your right, you'll see three blue awnings above the door, "The White House Visitor Center."

Traveling from the South (via I-95/I-395)
Follow I-95 North toward Washington. I-95 becomes I-395 when you cross I-495. Continue North on I-395. Follow I-395 across the bridge using either of the two left lanes. After crossing the bridge, exit US-1 North/14th Street. Follow US-1/14th Street to Constitution Avenue. Turn left on Constitution Avenue to 15th Street. Turn right on 15th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue. On your right, you'll see three blue awnings above the doors, "The White House Visitor Center."

Traveling from the East (via Route 50 and New York Avenue)
Follow Route 50, which becomes New York Avenue, to L Street and bear right onto L Street. Follow L Street to 7th Street NW and turn left. Follow 7th Street to Constitution Avenue and turn right. Follow Constitution Avenue to 15th Street. Turn right on 15th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue. On your right, you'll see three blue awnings above the doors, "The White House Visitor Center."

Traveling from the West (via I-66)
Follow I-66 across the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, staying to the right, and exit onto Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue to 15th Street and turn left. Follow 15th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right. On your right, you'll see three blue awnings above the doors, "The White House Visitor Center."

Customizable Directions


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