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Open Garden at The White House



October 8, 2017

The White House will open its gardens to visitors later this month, including the Michelle Obama-created kitchen garden.

The fall garden tours at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be held on 21 and 22 October 2017, with visitors given access to the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden and the White House Kitchen Garden.

First Lady Melania Trump hosted her first public event in the Kitchen Garden in September, saying kids “learn so much through their surroundings and the White House Kitchen Garden is a prime example of how children can enjoy the outdoors and learn about healthy eating and living, while also gaining an understanding of the White House and its rich history.”

The biannual event is free and open to the public, including children, but tickets are required for all attendees.

The National Park Service will distribute the free, timed tickets at a tent near the entry point each day beginning at 8.30am. They will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, one ticket per person, at the entry point tent near the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest.

The White House Garden Tour dates are Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

There is a long interesting list of items not allowed, which you can read here: leave your selfie sticks and ipads at home! 


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