How to snag White House fall garden tour tickets

October 24, 2013

The White House recently announced it will resume East Wing and Executive Residence tours for the public starting Nov. 5 — albeit on a limited schedule. The Post's Juliet Eilperin reports that the tours could be stopped at at any point for budgetary reasons.


The White House garden on October, 15, 2013. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post).

There are no tickets for tours. As in the past, you have to sweet-talk your member of Congress into helping you get one. If you want to see the White House gardens and grounds, though, you're in luck. There will be free tours this weekend, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Want to go? Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 7:30 a.m. both days at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion. There is a one-ticket per person limit, and each ticket will have a time stamp for when you should arrive back at the White House that day for your tour.

Margaret Ely is a producer and reporter for Local Living and Weekend. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.
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