White House Tours canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013
We regret to inform you that White House Tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013, until further notice. For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 hour hotline at (202) 456-7041.
White House Visitor Center Rehabilitation and Closure Information
The White House Visitor Center is closed for rehabilitation. A temporary visitor center is located near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, just west of the intersection of 15th and E streets, NW.
2013 White House Easter Egg Roll
White House Easter Egg Roll
ONLINE TICKET LOTTERY OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 25
White House Easter Egg Roll tickets will be distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. The lottery will open for entries on February 21st at 10 am EST and close on February 25th at 10 am EST. Tickets are free of charge and are non-transferable. Lottery results will be available March 1st.
White House Easter Eggs
Commemorative Easter eggs are available through the National Park Foundation. Eggs are $7.99 each or $29.99 for a set of five.
If you are interested in volunteering to support the White House Easter Egg Roll, please see the President's Park volunteer page.
History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
To find out more about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll, visit our page on the history of the Easter Egg Roll.
Did You Know?
The tradition of playing "Hail to the Chief" whenever a president appeared at a state function was started by President John Tyler’s second wife, Julia.