White House to open gates for fall garden tours

White House to open gates for fall garden tours

White House correspondent

The White House gardens will be open to the public again for the annual 2022 Fall Garden Tours. The US President and First Lady have already announced plans for the tours.

In its announcement about the tours, the White House said, the National Park Service (NPS) will distribute free, timed tickets outside the White House Visitor Center, located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, beginning at 8:30 am. Tickets will be distributed, one ticket per person, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The President and First Lady will continue the annual tradition of opening the White House gardens and South Grounds to members of the public for Fall Garden Tours. This season’s tour weekend is scheduled for 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on October 8 and 9.

These tours are free and open to members of the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees, including small children.

“Once you have received your tickets, the South Lawn entry point for all guests will be located near the intersection of 15th Street NW and E Street NW. The ADA entrance will be located at 15th Street NW and Alexander Hamilton Place NW,” said the White House statement.

The White House will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation based on recommendations from the CDC and other public health officials and medical experts, it said.

The White House reserves the right to adjust availability of the tours as necessary to adhere to the latest health guidance. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, has had any COVID-19 symptoms, or been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 within 10 days prior to their visit, may not attend. Face masks will be available when entering the White House complex for those who choose to wear them.