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The Ellipse — President's Park South

Park and Garden
Northwest Washington, Washington
  • Bill M.
    "when the Park Police"(3 Tips)
    The White House
    "First Family flipped the switch on the National Christmas Tree"(3 Tips)
20 Tips and reviews
  • park police
  • scenic views
  • Christmas trees
  • monuments
  • fresh air
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  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 8, 2016
    Love it when the Park Police come and allow you to take photos on their horses !
  • Emma M.
    Emma McTagueDecember 22, 2015
    Only really worth it when the tree is up
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoNovember 20, 2015
    Great view of the White House and also is home to the National Christmas Tree in November and December.
  • John H.
    John HallAugust 15, 2014
    Don't take a moody 10 year old sightseeing
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Seems like mainly a parking lot
  • kathleen w.
    kathleen watsonDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tree was not lit yet when we were they-course it was late at night and very cold, so we did not wait.
  • Yash G.
    Yash GuptaOctober 1, 2013
    Due to the government shutdown, this is the best place from where to take a picture of the White House.
  • Becky C.
    Becky CaseyJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The cops don't like people walking on the top part of the ellipse... But it's ok for them to drive all over it?
  • The White House
    The White HouseDecember 11, 2012
    The First Family flipped the switch on the National Christmas Tree, a 28-foot blue spruce lit up in white lights and topped with a yellow star. Read more
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimNovember 30, 2012
    Stay on the sidewalks at all time lest you get yelled at by Park Police!
  • Frank W.
    Frank WatsonFebruary 17, 2012
    One of the highest point of DC to take pictures.
  • Yulia B.
    Yulia BorziloDecember 27, 2011
    Fail!! The firetree is like only 5m in front of the white house
  • - B.
    - BossiDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A big swath of open land that often seems more a tedious connection between the White House & Washington Monument than any sort of vista-complementing parkland.. but a good pitch for games on occasion
  • PayMe N.
    PayMe NoAttnJuly 17, 2011
    A nice place to take your significant other on a nice summer night. #bigpoints
  • DC Preservation League
    The original appropriation known as President’s Park is now divided into three distinct spaces: the White House Grounds, the Ellipse, and Lafayette Square
  • Michael N.
    Michael NaclerioMay 30, 2010
    Watch the "Rolling Thunder" motorcycle rally here.
  • blake o.
    blake oursoMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    ask park police for a picture with the horses!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SullivanDecember 8, 2009
    Go to see the National Christmas tree
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KharitonovNovember 14, 2014
    Красиво и прекрасный вид на белый дом
  • Juwerlan P.
    Juwerlan PabloOctober 2, 2012
    Check-in (nos dizer onde você está!)......
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