Visitor Entrance:

Entrance on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th and 15th Street

1450 Pennsylavania Avenue, N.W.
Hours: Daily, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Phone: 202-208-1631
Visiting the White House: For the most up-to-date information, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Information Line at 202-456-7041
Ellipse Visitor Pavilion: Provides information, restrooms, phones, souvenir shop and food services
Ellipse Pavilion Address: E and 15th Streets, N.W.
Ellipse Visitor Pavilion Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Admission: Free
Metro: Federal Triangle and McPherson Square (blue and orange lines) Metro Center (blue, orange, and red lines)

Overview of organization: President's Park encompasses an 82-acre area that includes the Ellipse, Sherman Park, Lafayette Park, First Division Monument, and the White House. The Park is known for its first amendment and recreational activities. It also hosts the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree where the tree is traditionally lit by the President.

The White House Visitor Center offers opportunities to learn more about the White House and the presidency through exhibits, historic artifacts, videos, ranger-led talks, lectures, living history programs and educational programs. Advance notice is requested for school groups attending educational programs and living history presentations. Educational materials are available through the White House Historical Association museum shops in the Visitor Center and at 740 Jackson Place, N.W.