Make your way to Lafayette Park, where this walking tour begins across from the North Front of the White House. Meet a costumed actor who will walk with you throughout the tour, sharing stories from the White House history.
John Ousley worked as the White House gardener for 30 years, after he was chosen by John Quincy Adams. Find out about the changing landscape of the early White House years.
Follow John Ousley through the streets around the White House as your guide illustrates the early years of the United States with fun anecdotes and facts, and learn about the importance of gardens to United States Presidents, some of whom were farmers before being elected.
Please Note: The walk does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds.