Tours of White House Resume Nov. 5; Gardens Open to Visitors Oct. 26-27

The White House, Washington DC © 2013 Karen Rubin/

The White House, Washington DC © 2013 Karen Rubin/

The White House is resuming a limited schedule of East Wing and Executive Residence tours, beginning November 5. Additionally, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors on October 26 and 27..

To schedule a tour of the East Wing and Executive Residence, you need to contact your Member of Congress.

To tour the gardens and grounds on Saturday, October 26 from 9am-3:30 pm and Sunday, October 27 from 9 am-3 pm, you can obtain a free, timed ticket at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 am.  Tickets will be distributed — one ticket per person (including small children) — on a first-come, first-served basis.

During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose 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.

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