Musings with a White House Gardner Walking Tour
Since the year of 1800 white house in the United States has been one of the most excellent places that have been even being preserved for the American president. For this reason, thousands of people enter the Washington city to have the view and chance of visiting the white house and have that moment to walk through the 132 rooms that are in this building.
It is one of the most attractive things that has been there for so many years, and people are very interested in learning more about it and the history that happened to this place. The best thing that the management responsible here is that they usually give tourist that chance for them to enter the white house ground and take photos at it and is being ranked as the best state office in the whole world.
Special events are also allowed to be conducted here, and the only thing that is required is ensuring the proper booking and the procedure necessary have been followed to come and have a walk to this place. It is the only place in the world that is believed to have the national park within it, and it is the best chance that tourist is being provided with when coming to this first zone.
There are people here who are mainly responsible for taking you through some of the historical events that happened in this area from the time of establishment of this white house. The best preparation that you can arrange is by requesting to have a self-tour guide to take you through this place together with the group. It is one of the best time you can ever think of spending.
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 American history through the White House gardens. After all, objects tell stories! You cannot imagine how much it is possible to learn about people and their lives from treasured items such as chairs, carpets, artwork, dishes --- and 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 the White House as a museum.
Pickup & Return:
Begins in Lafayette Park, across from the North Front of the White House, in Northwest Washington, DC.
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
- Professional guide
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance to the White House and/or White House grounds
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately