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Tour The White House Gardens This Weekend

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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

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