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South Lawn - White House

Park, Field, and Historic Site
Northwest Washington, Washington
  • Lucie M.
    "it's fun to watch Marine One land and take off."(3 Tips)
    Bill M.
    "our President"(3 Tips)
    Chelsea V.
    "Free garden tours on the south lawn!"(5 Tips)
    Carlos J.
    "Jardín (gardens) y vista bueno para fotos"(2 Tips)
30 Tips and reviews
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  • Kenya F.
    Kenya FairleyJune 13, 2014
    It was amazing! Loved seeing the history, the photos, and hearing different stories from USSS. Would definitely recommend but be prepared for long lines and possibly waiting longer than you thought.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 8, 2016
    My most favorite view of this beautiful structure ! Gives me the real perspective of life and events in the life of our President, his family, the staff and the dignitaries that are hosted !
  • Rob C.
    Rob CampbellSeptember 29, 2014
    Night photos are good here. You'll need someone else to take it to make it good. Turn around and get the Washington Monument. Photosphere to get them both.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GubmanSeptember 29, 2013
    If you want to see sunny and bo, get there around 5pm when they're doing their afternoon walk!!!
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesJanuary 12, 2011
    The day of Reagan's first inauguration was also the day American hostages in Iran were released. Seven days later on January 27, 1981, the President greeted them on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Franz A.
    Franz AcostaJuly 26, 2013
    Too bad they are not doing tours anymore as I can't remember I time when they have not. The view from the South lawn is far and you might have a better view from the North lawn.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 25, 2010
    Setting for various White House events (e.g. State Arrivals, Easter Egg Roll). Marine One lands/departs on the South Lawn. Watch this video of the first family on the South Lawn. Read more
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro MariscalJuly 1, 2013
    If you're in a hurry this spot is perfect for a last minute picture in front of the White House!!!
  • lorraine m.
    lorraine mcguireApril 16, 2015
    If you're looking for top notch lawn care services, I'll suggest to you visit My Top Cut Lawn Care for professional lawn care services. Read more
  • MK M.
    MK MuerteDecember 28, 2011
    If you want to have a tour you must submit an application through your embassy 6 months in advance.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CarnesMarch 19, 2016
    Access to the back gate was open for the first time in years (on my visit anyways)!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallAugust 11, 2014
    Been here for a number of Marine One departures and arrivals during the past several administrations.
  • Turfgrass Diseases
    Turfgrass DiseasesAugust 24, 2011
    It looks pretty good now, but have you seen the pictures from the 70's when they had summer patch? It was awesome!
  • Hadi
    HadiMarch 24
    Rest spot for my PTCs! 🤓
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WilliamsMarch 11, 2014
    They r doing tours u gave to book 3weeks to 6 mths ahead
  • 10 Downing Street
    10 Downing StreetMarch 14, 2012
    You can follow the @whitehouse tweetup using #WHtweetup and watch it live from 1300 GMT/ 0900 EDT on 14th March 2012 Read more
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 1, 2011
    The South Lawn was a favorite spot for President Carter to go jogging.
  • Chelsea V.
    Chelsea Van SlykeApril 21, 2012
    Free garden tours on the south lawn!
  • Lucie M.
    Lucie MelahnNovember 7, 2011
    If you want to take a photo in front of the WH, north side is much better.
  • Jake A.
    Jake AdamsAugust 11, 2011
    Do not leave anything unattended, you will get yelled at
  • Mrs T.
    Mrs ThomasJuly 20, 2014
    Late afternoon, early evenings appear less crowded
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesNovember 7, 2011
    While in the White House, the Clinton's had two pets a cat named Socks and a dog named Buddy.
  • Lucie M.
    Lucie MelahnNovember 7, 2011
    it's fun to watch Marine One land and take off. Otherwise not much to see here.
  • Jobs Not Cuts
    Jobs Not CutsJanuary 20, 2013
    Help @BarackObama start his 2nd term right. Support #JobsNotCuts - Read more
  • Karina F.
    Karina FreireAugust 8, 2014
    What to say.. It's the White house!!!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconMarch 24, 2014
    Always a packed spot in DC
  • Nick B.
    Nick BehlingMarch 13, 2012
    Don't try to climb the fence!!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WOctober 1, 2013
    Wave hi to @newmediajim
  • Katylou M.
    Katylou MOctober 15, 2011
    Taking the tour
  • Carlos J.
    Carlos JuárezMarch 23, 2016
    Jardín y vista bueno para fotos
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