2015 White House Spring Garden Tours

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Date: April 17, 2015

Spring Garden Tour Ticket Information

 WASHINGTON-This spring, the White House will open the south grounds and gardens to visitors on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT and Sunday, April 26 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT. Visitors will see the South Lawn, Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden. 

This event is free and open to the public; however, a free 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 NW on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM. Tickets will be distributed--one ticket per person--on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prohibited Items

Please note, the following items are not allowed on the White House grounds:

  • Aerosols of any kind
  • Animals (except service dogs)
  • Any pointed objects
  • Backpacks (oversized)
  • Balloons
  • Beverages of any kind
  • Duffle bags/suitcases
  • Electric stun guns
  • Fireworks/firecrackers
  • Food of any kind
  • Guns/ammunition
  • Insulated metal containers (water bottles/coffee cups)
  • Knives of any kind
  • Mace
  • Tobacco
  • Any pointed objects
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.

Additional Information 

In the event of inclement weather the event may be canceled. Please call the 24-hour information line a t (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. 

Last updated: April 17, 2015

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