On Monday, April 24, the traditional Easter Egg Roll took place on the White House South Lawn from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Egg Roll is for children between the ages of three and six, accompanied by at least one adult. Other family members are permitted, as long as one person is age three to six.
To learn about the history of this annual event, visit the History of the Easter Egg Roll page here on the White House web site.
This year, the White House Easter Egg Roll and all its many events were web cast live from the south lawn. Over 50 hours of film, captured by eight cameras over six hours was edited for viewing. This material, much of it centering on reading activities, is fun and interesting for children, their families and teachers. Be sure to visit here to read along with your favorite celebrities and cabinet members as they share their favorite children's stories. Go to videos of the 2000 cybercast.
The authorized vendor of the official White House Easter Eggs has a web site where you can purchase the wooden souvenir eggs from this year, 1999, and 1998. The 2000 souvenir egg was designed by artist Mary Engelbreit.
This is a public event, however, free timed tickets are required by each attendee. The free timed tickets are distributed from the National Park Service Visitor Pavilion at the southwest corner of 15th and E Streets on a first-come, first-served basis.
|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.|
|Every person, even the smallest child, requires a ticket to enter the south lawn.|
|Advanced reservations are not possible.|
|Once guests receive a timed ticket, they can wander the Ellipse to enjoy activities there until it is their time to enter the White House south lawn for the Easter Egg Roll.|
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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