The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History in Photos

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a much beloved tradition in Washington, D.C. Each year hundreds of happy families come to the White House South Lawn in order to participate in the Egg Roll Race. The President and his family along with White House staff work hard to make Easter Monday memorable and a wonderful occasion as they amiably open the South Lawn to the public.

While the event changed greatly over the years since its beginning in 1878 with President Rutherford B. Hayes and today with President Barack Obama, what has not changed is the delight the day brings to children and their families. See historic photos of the White House Easter Egg Roll throughout the years →