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.
White House Announces 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll
The president and first lady announced today that this year's White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 1st. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. In support of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, the activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives. The White House will open its South Lawn for children ages 13 years and younger and their families.
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. Full ticketing details can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.
To place your commemorative egg order, please visit www.recreation.gov, and follow the link to the online Easter egg store.
Did You Know?
Grover Cleveland was the first president to have a child born in the White House. His daughter, Esther was born on September 9, 1893.