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View of the South Grounds (2012)

White House Historical Association

The President's Park currently consists of approximately eighteen acres surrounding the White House and is used by the president, the first family, and—on special occasions—the public. These grounds are reputedly the oldest continually maintained ornamental landscape in the United States. Various changes have been made to the White House Grounds since the completion of the building in 1800, including the addition of the Rose Garden. Discover the history of the President's Park and learn how residents of the White House have utilized this outdoor space for over two centuries.