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The Kennedy Rose Garden: Traditionally American
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.

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Nearby parking garages: 1610 I Street NW, 1625 I Street NW, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Nearest Metro stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange Line, and Farragut North on the Red Line