October 8, 2015
Garden Tour Ticket Information
Washington--This fall, the White House will be opening its gardens and ground to visitors on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT, and Sunday, October 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT. During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Additionally, the White House Kitchen Garden- the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden- will be accessible to guests.
This event is free and open to the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees (including small children). The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets Northwest on each tour day beginning at 9:00 AM. Tickets will be distributed --one ticket per person-- on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note, the following items are not allowed on the White House grounds:
- Aerosols of any kind
- Animals (except guide dogs)
- Backpacks (oversized)
- Food or beverages of any kind
- Duffle bags/suitcases
- Any pointed object
- Insulated metal containers/ water bottles/ thermos
- Guns/ stun guns/ ammunition
- Knives of any kind
The U.S. Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. However, strollers, wheelchairs, umbrellas (no metal tips), and cameras are permitted.
All items needed for medical purposes will be permitted on the tour (e.g. wheelchairs, electric scooters, glucose tablets, EpiPens, etc.). Please identify and explain all items needed for medical purposes to the U.S. Secret Service upon arrival.
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled. Please call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041 to check on the status of the event.
For other questions and information please contact the White House Visitor Center at (202) 208-1631.