Tour America's Most-Exclusive Rental
That's right, walk freely around the grounds of the lucky Obama family's four-year rental at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. While visitors won't get to see the interiors, which are in the midst of being redecorated by L.A. interior designer Michael Smith, or their new modern art collection borrowed from Washington museums, they can wander the gardens, and for the first time, get a tour of the First Lady's much-hyped kitchen garden.
This historic house may come rent-free, but at great personal sacrifice, especially in terms of privacy. The White House itself is open to tours, but hopeful visitors must submit a request six months in advance through their congressman. The White House Gardens and Grounds Tours are an easier ticket; they're open to the public twice a year. Officials anticipate 25,000 will show up for the free, self-guided tour this Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18.
Visitors can check out the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children's Garden and the South Lawn of the White House. The Kitchen Garden, Michelle Obama's new addition to the South Lawn, will be viewable from a distance along the tour route, but a visual will explain the elements in the garden.
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