The White House Garden Tour is offered twice a year over weekends in the Spring and Fall. Guests are invited to stroll around the White House grounds and share photos on social media using the
hashtag #WHGarden. Visitors can tour the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, White House Kitchen Garden and South Lawn
of the White House.
The next Garden Tour will be held on a weekend in October. Check back in the Fall for the exact dates and times.
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Tickets are required for all attendees including small children. Free timed tickets are distributed at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Street Northwest in the morning on each tour day.
Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees must be present in line to receive a ticket (one per person). Ticketing times will be announced a few weeks prior to the event.
Tour weekends are usually held in April and October.
All guests will be screened by the U.S. Secret Service. Strollers, wheelchairs, umbrellas (no metal tips), and cameras are allowed.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to the following: Aerosols, animals (except guide dogs), backpacks (oversized), tablets and iPads, balloons,
food or beverages, duffle bags/suitcases, fireworks/firecrackers, insulated metal containers/water bottles/thermos, guns/stun guns/ammunition, any pointed objects, knives, mace,
tobacco, and toy weapons.
The U.S. Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items.
Items needed for medical purposes (such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, glucose tablets, and EpiPens) will be permitted. Please identify and explain all medical items to U.S. Secret Service agents upon arrival.
The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines), Metro Center (blue, orange, and red lines) and McPherson Square (blue and orange lines). On-street parking is not available near the White House, and use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.