2013 White House Garden Tour Schedule:
Spring Dates and Times: April 13-14, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The White House Garden Tours have been a tradition since 1972 when Pat Nixon first opened the White House gardens to the public. Visitors are invited to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children's Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Additionally, the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden – will be accessible to guests. There will be a visual explanation to help educate visitors on the elements of the garden.
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Tickets: The event is 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 tour days beginning at 8:00 a.m. Tickets will be distributed -- one ticket per person -- on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: White House. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC. Entry for the Garden Tours will begin at Sherman Park located just south of the Department of the Treasury.
Restrictions: Carry-in items will be limited. Strollers, wheelchairs and cameras are permitted.
In case of inclement weather, the Garden Tours will be canceled. Please call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041 to check on the status of the event.
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