White House No-No’s: Balloons, Deodorant, Smoking and Pointed Objects

With White House spring garden tours come stiff rules of what a guest can bring on the grounds.

Logistics: The White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors on Saturday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, April 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Visitors can view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and the South Lawn of the White House. The Kitchen Garden will also be accessible. Tours are free and open to the public; but ticket is required for all (including small children). The National Park Service will give free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets on each tour day beginning at 8:00 a.m. Tickets will be distributed — one ticket per person — on a first-come, first-served basis.

Good thing POTUS is chewing on those celery sticks these days because “smoking” (apparently now an item) is not allowed on the grounds of the  White House.

Items not allowed on the White House grounds:

Aerosols of any kind
Animals (except guide dogs)
Backpacks (oversized)
Beverages of any kind
Chewing gum
Duffle bags/suitcases
Any pointed object
Electric stun guns
Food of any kind
Knives of any kind