Is the Ellipse open to the public?
President’s Park South (commonly called the Ellipse) is a 52 acres (21 ha) park located just south of the White House fence. Properly, the Ellipse is the name of the five-furlong (1 km) circumference street within the park. The entire park is open to the public, and features various monuments.
Is President’s Park open?
The grounds of the White House are open daily, though areas may be closed for security reasons. Closures are frequent, so check the National Park Service’s Temporary Area Closures web page for President’s Park if your plans include accessing a particular area.
What are the visiting hours of the White House?
Self-guided tours run from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays unless otherwise noted. For complete details on White House tours, visit the White House tours and events page or call the White House Visitors Office 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041.
Is the White House open in washington dc?
Admission is free. The visitor center is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. except January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.
Is the White House open for tours Covid?
Public tours of the White House remain temporarily suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Information Line at 202-456-7041.
Is the White House closed to visitors?
Is there a dress code to visit the White House?
There is no dress code to tour the White House, but due to the importance of the building, you should want to dress neatly.
How can I tour the White House in 2020?
Requests for the White House tour must be submitted through your Member of Congress in either the House or Senate. White House tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and they must be requested a minimum of 21 days in advance of your visit. Requests can be submitted up to three months in advance.
When did they stop White House tours?
Tours were suspended in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks due to terrorism concerns. In September 2003 they were resumed on a limited basis for groups making prior arrangements through their congressional representatives and submitting to background checks.