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Former Governor's Mansion

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Lovely Home

Six different governors lived in this house over the years. There are lots of spots on the walls... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
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Better than expected

This is a self guided tour Nicely done restoration with excellent signage Biographies of all the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

amazing old architecture. plenty of parking in the parking lot around back. great displays and historical information. free water, but feel free to slip some money in the donations jar. staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. don't forget to check out the carriage house in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sunjulie73
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Six different governors lived in this house over the years. There are lots of spots on the walls and doors showing former wallpaper and paint colors. The furniture is from the early time period. The house was originally built by a businessman then sold to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

I loved this old building they even let children play up in the attic on shcool holidays very freindly staff

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 16moyrab
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We tried to go, but the roads around the home were torn up and there was no parking available on any of the nearby streets. Too bad as we were looking forward to it! Hopefully they finish the road work soon, our visit was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is a self guided tour Nicely done restoration with excellent signage Biographies of all the governors scattered thru out Some were real characters, to say the least

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jfadds
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very nice area and very interesting. We enjoyed going back in time for a little while and seeing a piece of history.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The home has been home to several Governors from Victorian time until 1960. The furniture is a collection of pieces that were actually in the home with the families or pieces acquired that got the period. An interesting display is the different wall papers used...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The staff was very friendly and gave a historical background of the home. Throughout the home are historical pictures. You can tour the home at your leisure. It's not very big considering it was a Governor's "mansion." Don't miss the carriage house which also has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CubsWSChamps
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is so interesting and free as well. The staff was lovely and folks doing the flowers outside as well. This was worth the trip. The rooms were well laid out and was interesting to see this period home. Very well kept and a play...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 702thomasd
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This mansion is not the easiest to find, mainly because of the unusual numbering system for Bismarck's Avenues which even confused our GPS! However it is well worth persevering in order to find this lovely historical house. The mansion is large for its time but...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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It was free but donations accepted.