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What a President Tells His Gardener - A White House Neighborhood Tour (Private)

Washington, United States
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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At a Glance

1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this interactive walking tour "What a President Tells His Gardener". Your group of up to 15 people will have the undivided attention... More
Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this interactive walking tour "What a President Tells His Gardener". Your group of up to 15 people will have the undivided attention of an actor in period costume, who will talk about the White House's early presidents, such as John Quincy Adams. Stroll the streets bordering the White House as you listen to your guide's in-depth commentary.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Great option for groups or families
  • Fully narrated tour by actor in period costume
  • Private tour guarantees personalized attention

What To Expect

Summary

John Ousley was the first official White House gardener. He was hired in 1825 by President John Quincy Adams (6th U.S. President) and replaced in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore (13th U. S. President).... More
John Ousley was the first official White House gardener. He was hired in 1825 by President John Quincy Adams (6th U.S. President) and replaced in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore (13th U. S. President). With these years of service in hand Mr. Ousley is highly qualified to treat walk guests to a look at early American history through the White House... More
John Ousley was the first official White House gardener. He was hired in 1825 by President John Quincy Adams (6th U.S. President) and replaced in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore (13th U. S. President). With these years of service in hand Mr. Ousley is highly qualified to treat walk guests to a look at early American history through the White House gardens. 
For instance, do you know which U.S. presidents were farmers before they became president? Or which president wanted to create a forest of trees from around the world? What about the president who preferred gardening to governing? Or the one who planted that very special magnolia? What a story it tells! Well, do you know all the Latin names for local flowers, bushes and trees? The very poetic John Ousley knows the answer to all of these. He knows much about the early White House gardens and the U.S. presidents who loved or hated them.
 After the walk, you might enjoy a visit to the White House Visitor Center for more information about living and working in the White House. 
**A booking for 1 adult is a booking for one private tour.
Note: the walk does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds.
 

What's Included

A personal guide in period costume
Private walking tour
Gratuities
Entrance to the White House and/or White House grounds

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Departure Time

Your private walking tour can begin at a time you request.

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Must specify desired tour time in the Special Requirements field at checkout.
  • Washington, DC gets very hot and humid
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Must specify desired tour time in the Special Requirements field at checkout.
  • Washington, DC gets very hot and humid in the summer; please dress appropriately.
  • Please bring along some bottled water to drink.
  • There is moderate walking involved so do wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 37017P5

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