We are currently offering three walks in Washington, DC, each focused on White House history. Each walk is about 70 minutes in length and takes place outside the White House grounds, in and around the White House neighborhood and Lafayette Square.
3 Historical White House Figures.
3 Different Perspectives on the White House.
3 Different Periods of American History.
THE WHITE HOUSE
AS A HOME
This walk is led by Quentin Roosevelt, President Theodore and Edith Roosevelt's youngest child.
THE WHITE HOUSE
AS AN OFFICE
This walk is led by Liz Carpenter, First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson's Press Secretary.
LBJ Library Photo
by Frank Muto
musings with A white house gardener
This walk Is led by Mr. John Ousley, the first White House Gardener who shaped and tended these gardens from 1825 to 1852.
"The White House is built as much of personalities as it is of stone."
— William Seale (Author of The President's House published by
The White House Historical Association.)
Please Note: Our walks DO NOT go into the White House.
Visit the White House website for information on public, group tours inside the White House.
What's Different About A Pickle Pea Walk?
Our Pickle Pea Walks with History are totally fun and interactive and (Shh! Don't tell anyone!) they are really creative learning experiences.
They are based on careful research in many areas but designed to uncover the personal side of history.
Each walk tells an authentic story and is led by a different, real life figure from history (an actor in period dress) who has much to say!
Each of the walks is based on a charming script written by an award-winning DC playwright into which walk guests are encouraged to get actively involved. (You don't have to get involved, of course. But it's lots of fun when you do!)
On our walks, facts are not the main focus—feeling our history is!