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
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.