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Tour the White House Gardens…for free!

April 16, 2010

Every Spring the President and First Lady host a tour of the White House Gardens, and because tickets are free, it’s a definite must while in DC!

You’ll get to see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden, the South Lawn of the White House, and this year you will also get to see the White House Kitchen Garden, which is new to the South Lawn.

The event runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 17th, and 11am-3pm on Sunday, April 18th.  Tickets are free…but, unfortunately, they are not sold at the actual White House.  You have to make a slight trek to the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, which is at the corner of 15th and E Street.  It’s along the grassy field on the South Lawn of the White House.

Tickets are free and are first-come, first-serve, starting at 8am.  They only give out one ticket per person, though, so make sure you have everyone with you in line!

You are allowed to bring a camera, so if you get the chance to go, we would love to see your pictures!


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Getting There:

The closest metro stops to the Ellipse are Federal Triangle and Smithsonian, and the closest stop to the White House is Farragut West.  From Farragut West it’s about a 4-block walk to the White House.

Call 202-208-1631 for more information.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2010 9:42 AM

    this sounds wonderful! i wish i could go!

  2. April 16, 2010 7:00 PM

    We wish we could too 😦 Especially the new kitchen garden, which sounds incredible. So glad that it’s open for the public though!

    xo Laura & Caroline

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