President's Park

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National Parks
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Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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President's Park,

c.82 acres (33 hectares), Washington, D.C. A unit of the National Park system, it includes the White HouseWhite House,
official name of the executive mansion of the President of the United States. It is on the south side of Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., facing Lafayette Square. The building, constructed of Virginia freestone, is of simple and stately design.
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, the official residence of the president of the United States; Lafayette Square, 7 acres (2.8 hectares), N of the White House on H Street, a public park originally called President's Park; the Ellipse, 52 acres (21 hectares), a public park S of the White House that is officially called President's Park South; and the White House Visitor Center, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, the starting point for White House tours, with exhibits and artifacts relating to the White House. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

President's Park (White House)

Address:c/o White House Visitor Center
1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20230

Phone:202-208-1631
Fax:202-208-1643
Web: www.nps.gov/whho/
Size: 18.1 acres.
Established: Transferred on August 10, 1933, to the National Park Service, the direct legal successor of three Federal Commissioners appointed by the President under act of July 16, 1790, who directed initial construction.
Location:At 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington, DC.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), museum/exhibit.
Activities:Tours of the White House have been expanded to include parties of ten or more people, regardless of age or type of group. Tour requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. These self-guided group tours are scheduled approximately one month before the requested date.
Special Features:The White House was originally constructed (1792-1800) on the site selected by George Washington and included in L'Enfant's Plan. It has been the residence and office of every US President since John Adams first took occupancy in November of 1800. Despite some additions and minor changes, the exterior of the main structure remains much as it was in 1800. The interior has been completely renovated using the historic floor plan.

See other parks in District of Columbia.