- 07/16/2015 - 09/12/2015
- Monday - Saturday
- The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House 748 Jackson Place, NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy began to envision a "traditionally American" garden located just outside the Oval Office. His idea became the Rose Garden, which was installed the next year. This garden has had a strong presence on the White House grounds and in the American presidency ever since. It is a White House institution, a special place for official ceremonies and the private enjoyment of first families.
Our special summer exhibit explores President and Mrs. Kennedy's creation of a traditionally American garden during their time at the White House. President Kennedy enjoyed the Rose Garden for five seasons and its importance to him is recorded in a "memory book" created by Jacqueline Kennedy. Explore Mrs. Kennedy’s "memory book" and the reflections of President Kennedy's Rose Garden.
Nearby parking garages: 1610 I Street NW, 1625 I Street NW, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW