whitehouse
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Events.
Photo: Creative Commons/Flickr

In D.C. this weekend? Looking for something to do?

This weekend the White House will open its 18-acres for the public to tour. This includes the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the South Lawn, the Rose Garden, and the newly famous White House Kitchen Garden. You might even catch a glimpse of President Obama working in the Oval Office.

On Saturday, April 9, the grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, April 10, the hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the tours are free, you’ll need a ticket, so plan accordingly. According to Boston.com, The National Park Service will distribute the tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E streets on each tour day beginning at 8 a.m.

The White House also released a list of “banned” items that include everything from stun guns to chewing gum. Check out the full list after the jump below.

-Aerosols of any kind
-Animals, except guide dogs
-Over-sized backpacks
-Balloons
-Beverages of any kind
-Chewing gum
-Duffle bags/suitcases
-Any pointed object
-Electric stun guns
-Fireworks/firecrackers
-Food of any kind
-Guns/ammunition
-Knives of any kind
-Mace
-Smoking

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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