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Your Fall #WHGarden Tour Photos

Starting this week, the White House will once again open its gardens and grounds to visitors from across the country, continuing First Lady Michelle Obama's commitment to opening up the White House to more Americans. 

This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can. - First Lady Michelle Obama

During these Fall Garden Tours, visitors will be able to experience the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and the South Lawn of the White House as well as the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden planted at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden. 

Those taking the tour are also encouraged to use the hashtag #WHGarden to share photos: 

Note: If you are interested in attending a White House Garden Tour, tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis on the days that we are opening the gardens and grounds to visitors:  

  • Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Friday, October 19th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and
  • Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

These Garden Tours are free; 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 on each tour day beginning at 8:00 AM. Tickets will be distributed -- one ticket per person -- on a first-come, first-served basis.