White House Announces 2017 Spring Garden Tours
WASHINGTON – This spring, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors. The grounds will be open on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. During this event, visitors can discover the beauty of the South Lawn of the White House. The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and the White House Kitchen Garden will also 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 8:30 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:White House Announces 2017 Spring Garden Tours
- Aerosols of any kind
- Animals (except guide dogs)
- Backpacks (oversized)
- Tablets and iPads
- 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
- Toy weapons 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 (such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, glucose tablets, and EpiPens). Please identify and explain all items needed for medical purposes to U.S. Secret Service agents upon arrival.
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. Please call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041 to check on the status of the event.