Tours include rose garden and vegetable garden.
This fall, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors in October, giving visitors an inside peek at the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. The White House Kitchen Garden, the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden, will be accessible to guests.
These garden tours are 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 on each tour day beginning at 8 a.m. One ticket will be distributed to each person on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will be no tours of the East Wing and Executive Residence on the dates of the garden tours, which are as follows: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.
Please note the following items are not allowed on the White House grounds:
- Aerosols of any kind
- Animals (except guide dogs)
- Backpacks (oversized)
- Food or beverages of any kind
- Duffel bags/suitcases
- Any pointed objects
- Electric stun guns
- Insulated metal containers
- Knives of any kind
The U.S. Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. Strollers, wheelchairs, umbrellas 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 U.S. Secret Service upon arrival.
In the event of inclement weather, the garden tours may be cancelled. Call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041 to check on the status of the event.