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Address: 320 E Avenue B, Bismarck, ND 58501-3676
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+1 701-328-2666
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History and charm

Not a "large" attraction but filled with period furnishings and also history as shown through the many governors that lived here. The docent gave us extensive background on the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2 PM. Per their web site they are supposed to be open this time of year from 1 - 5 on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Frustrating to go out of our way to visit this site only to find it closed.

Thank maryo498
Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

For those who enjoy seeing what it was like to live in a mansion in the early part of the last century this is the place to visit. It has been lovingly kept up and restored and is a great way to spend a few hours in Bismarck.

Thank gaabpamm
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353 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not a "large" attraction but filled with period furnishings and also history as shown through the many governors that lived here. The docent gave us extensive background on the mansion and also lots of information on what was going on in Bismarck the day of our visit. We walked from the Heritage Museum to the mansion and then on to... More 

Thank RandiFayeC
Leeds, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I imagine it's difficult in this day and age to get grants to keep hear kind of places going and interesting in the modern era of interactive exhibits and the such. It's a lovely house where the staff quite clearly care about the history and their job. We arrived to a lady playing guitar and singing for people and were... More 

Thank MrsBaum
Bismarck, North Dakota
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I love the old Governors Mansion. I believe it was built in about 1888. It is an old vicorian style mansion. It has 2 fireplaces, 2 bedrooms and a couple or bedrooms for the maids. Also a Parlor with a piano and fireplace, A fancy dining room with a fireplace and a kitchen. Out in back is the carriage house.... More 

Thank jensenh98
Hillsboro, Texas
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369 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Every year they have an ice cream social and I just happen to show up on that day. This building wasn't built for the governors but ended up serving that purpose later on. It has an interesting maids quarters that are two steps below the bedroom level with a private stairway. The carriage house is just behind and there is... More 

Thank Dogpilot
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a pretty cool place to visit. The restoration has not been done phenomenally but it's still really neat to quickly check out. The part of the city is beautiful and the surrounding homes are quite spectacular too.

Thank kelsaj12
Glen Ullin, North Dakota
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2016

An hour of your time will allow you to see this neat historic home. Great history and fund to look at interior decoration of the past.

Thank Vicki H
Central MN
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Located about 10 minutes from the interstate, a great place to stretch your legs. The furnishings & posted information offered good education of the area & past leaders. Stroll through the house and carriage house at your own pace...took us about 40 minutes. No entrance fee, but the experience is worthy of a donation.

Thank wkndfarm
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We popped in here for a quick stop on a rainy morning. We were the only visitors so it didn't take long to go round. It was self guided so you could go at your own speed. It has been well restored and in particular the different paints and wallpapers that have been identified and are now displayed.

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