Timed tickets are required to take the White House Garden Tour. Tickets are free and distributed same day. The tickets specify a time on the hour or half hour to enter the grounds for your tour.
White House Garden Tours for Fall 2023 will be held on October 14 and 15, 2023. Free timed tickets will be distributed from a tent outside the White House Visitor Center at 8:30am each day. All attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS:
Aerosols, ammunition, animals other than service/guide animals, backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18” x 13” x 7”), bicycles, balloons, coolers, drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, explosives, firearms, glass, thermal, or metal containers, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, recreational motorized mobility devices, selfie sticks, signs, structures, supports for signs and placards, toy guns, weapons of any kind, and any other items determined to be potential safety hazards.
What will I see?
The White House grounds are the oldest continually maintained landscape in the United States. One weekend during the spring and fall the White House south grounds are open to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to see the two formal gardens, the Rose Garden near the West Wing and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden near the East Wing as well as the Kitchen Garden which was established in 2009. Along with the gardens, visitors can view many of the ornamental trees planted by former presidents.