White House offers garden tours in April

Though most GW students are too old to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll, anyone can walk on the White House grounds one weekend this April.

Like this past fall, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to the public Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.

Tours are self-guided. Visitors can check out the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and the South Lawn.

According to a White House press release, there will also be a visual explanation of the White House Kitchen Garden, which can be observed along the tour route.

Tours will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18. Though the event is free, tickets are required and will be distributed the morning of each tour day beginning at 8 a.m. by the National Park Service.

Timed tickets will be handed out at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one ticket is allowed per person.

To make it through security don’t bring food, drinks, large bags, animals or weapons. Strollers, wheel chairs and cameras are allowed, though.

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