The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is the Monday after Easter, April 5, 1999, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is a public event, and advanced reservations are not possible. In case of severe weather, the event is canceled and not rescheduled.
Children ages three through six, accompanied by at least one adult, are admitted to the south lawn for the egg roll. To reduce the hours spent waiting in line, free, timed tickets are distributed from the National Park Service Visitor Pavilion at the southwest corner of 15th and E Streets. Every person, even the smallest child, requires a ticket to enter the south lawn. Ticket distribution begins about 7 a.m. and continues until all tickets are issued. One person may receive up to four tickets. You should expect to wait in line for tickets and to enter the lawn. Once guests receive a timed ticket, they can wander the Ellipse to enjoy activities there until the time on the ticket. Lawn chairs, coolers, or chewing gum are not permitted on the White House south lawn.
Theme and Activities
The Easter celebration on the Ellipse, the park area south of the White House, features activities and entertainment for all ages. No tickets are needed for the Ellipse activities, which include musical entertainment, food giveaways, story telling, and other fun things to do.
On-street parking is not available near the White House. Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. The recommended Metrorail stations are Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines) Metro Center (blue, orange, and red lines), and McPherson Square (blue and orange lines). Public telephones and restrooms are on the Ellipse, at 15th and E Streets.
Public Event Descriptions
History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
The White House 2000 Easter Egg Roll
Easter at the White House 1999
Easter at the White House 1998
Easter at the White House 1997
Easter at the White House 1996
Easter at the White House 1995
Easter at the White House 1994
Easter at the White House 1993
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