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Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month

Submitted by on March 27, 2019 – 8:18 amNo Comment
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Gardens, White House, Washington DCHeaded to Washington, D.C., in April, Road Trips Gardeners? (Willing to stand in line for hours?) The White House gardens and grounds are open to visitors two days next month. The grounds will be open April 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and April 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden will also be accessible to guests.

This event is free and open to the public. A ticket is required, however, for all attendees (including small children). The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at a tent stationed near the entry point each day beginning at 8:30 a.m. The entry point for all guests, including those going to the NPS tent, will be located near the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest.

Tickets will be distributed — one ticket per person — on a first-come, first-served basis. So, those small kids — or their surrogates — need to be standing in the ticket line with you.

Please note the following items are not allowed on the White House grounds:

· Aerosols of any kind
· Animals (except guide dogs)
· Any pointed object
· Backpacks (oversized)
· Balloons
· Beverages of any kind
· Duffle bags and/or suitcases
· Electric stun guns
· Fireworks / firecrackers
· Food of any kind
· Guns / ammunition
· Insulated metal containers
· Knives of any kind
· Mace
· Selfie sticks
· Smoking (including e-cigarettes)
· Tablets (including iPads)
· Toy weapons of any kind
· Water bottles
· Bicycles and scooters

The Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. However, strollers, wheelchairs, umbrellas (no metal tips), and cameras are permitted. All items needed for medical purposes will be permitted on the tour (such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, glucose tablets, and EpiPens). Please identify and explain all items needed for medical purposes to Secret Service personnel upon arrival.

In the event of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. Please call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041 to check on the status of the event.

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