President's Park

Title

President's Park

Description

President's Park is made up of the White House, the Ellipse, and Lafayette Square, and has existed for more than 200 years. Originally, President's Park was only the grounds immediately surrounding the White House, but over time it grew to include Lafayette Square and the Ellipse. The Ellipse has been the site of the National Christmas Tree since 1923.

Source

Internal Archive, National Park Service

Coverage

Description

President's Park is made up of the White House, the Ellipse, and Lafayette Square, and has existed for more than 200 years. Originally, President's Park was only the grounds immediately surrounding the White House, but over time it grew to include Lafayette Square and the Ellipse. The Ellipse has been the site of the National Christmas Tree since 1923.

Creator

Pierre L'Enfant

Coverage

1800-1829

Source

Internal Archive, National Park Service