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White House Announces Public Tours

Summary: 
We are pleased to announce the resumption of East Wing and Executive Residence tours. In addition, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors for the 2013 Fall White House Garden Tour.
Members of the public view the Kitchen Garden during the White House Fall Garden Tour on the South Ground

Members of the public view the Kitchen Garden during the White House Fall Garden Tour on the South Grounds, Oct. 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Today, we are pleased to announce the resumption of East Wing and Executive Residence tours, beginning on November 5th.

In addition, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and Sunday, October 27th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM for the 2013 Fall White House Garden Tour. The White House will distribute tickets to the public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:30am on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets.

Guests are invited to tour and photograph the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden and the South Lawn. They’ll also visit the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden.

Learn more about public Fall Garden Tours and the resumption of public East Wing and Executive Residence tours here. Tours of the East Wing and Executive Residence are not included in the Garden Tours.


 First Lady greets a young visitor touring the White House during a surprise visit in the Blue Room with family dog Bo

"Samantha Appleton captured this scene as the First Lady greeted a young visitor touring the White House during a surprise visit in the Blue Room with family dog Bo on the anniversary of the inauguration." (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Interested in learning more about the White House?

  • Peak inside the White House with the Google Art Project, a 360 degree street view camera that captures the rooms that are featured on the public tour.

For many more ways to engage with the White House, visit WhiteHouse.gov/engage.