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Reviewed February 18, 2019

So what's the proper name of this place anyway? It's the one block square greenish park opposite the Pennsylvania Avenue north side of the White House. Years ago, when the area was more open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the area was more lively and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Large well-maintained park at the curb of the White House. Contains few statues and many seats where you can relax.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed December 24, 2018

This is a great little park that transitions from the stately governmental part of town to the lively, bustling downtown DC. There are some great views of the White House from here, though access to the adjoining street is sometimes cordoned off for business reasons....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed December 20, 2018

This square is located very near to the White House. Found it nice to wonder through and having recently seen Hamilton in London had much more 'Lafayette' context. A small park and not the most picturesque but nice enough to wander through.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matvl
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Lafayette Square is a nice little park with a great view of the White House. The only drawback is the protesters that set up camp on the sidewalk. They really pollute the otherwise, lovely area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kurt_Mich75
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Very beautiful in Autumn. This park with trees and benches is great place to sit and do people watching. It also very near to the White House. I really enjoyed it. Took some photos of White House and the statue.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grigolm
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Park in front of the White House. It could be very crowded. Very historic place with a lot of beautiful trees and a lot of handsome and important statues.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Being so close to the white house there are 3 things that become apparent. First, it has a large number of tourists from around the world. Second, it also has a large number of protesters and religious zealots droning on and on about how we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bassaidai88
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I ended up just using Lafayette Square to get to the White House from downtown. If it wasn’t for the protesters and street performers making the area circus like with the use of bullhorns, a loud boombox and cardboard home, then this would be a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank digitalroc
Reviewed October 23, 2018

In front of the White House is Lafayette square that contains lots of demonstrating some whom have been their decades protesting about one thing or another, the Lawn of Weird imho.

Date of experience: August 2018
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