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Executive Mansion

Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23224
+1 804-358-5511
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Oldest Governor's Mansion

The Executive Mansion is a must-stop for history geeks or those who just want to walk through a... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Kyle B
via mobile
Well Done

The oldest continuing used executive mansion in the US. Located in the capitol hill park, so... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Roy F
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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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This historic home, an excellent example of Federal style architecture, has been the residence of Virginia's governors since 1813, making it the longest occupied governor's living quarters in the U.S.
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Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23224
+1 804-358-5511
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The Executive Mansion is a must-stop for history geeks or those who just want to walk through a governor's residence! We were able to walk right up to the gate where a Capitol Policeman warmly greeted us, did his security check, and walked us over...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The oldest continuing used executive mansion in the US. Located in the capitol hill park, so convenient to visiting the state capitol. A 30 minute free tour is offered between 10 to noon and 2 to 4. Delightful, friendly and informative guide. Beautiful interior and...More

Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

By the time we found a parking place ( they are a challenge) and made it up the long hill that is Governor Street, the Mansion was only to be open another 15 minutes. By the time we were cleared by security, we only had...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Pam Cosby Smith greeted our group and was very knowledgable about the mansion. It has a unique history including a Christmas fire. Lots of amazing paintings and artifact, and a beautiful garden. I wonder how it is decorated for Christmas... Parking is difficult.

1  Thank BARBARA F
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had to wait as their was an official function. Our tour was delayed. The Governor came out to apologize for our wait and shake hands with us. He did pose for pictures for some of the tourists. The house itself was impressive along with...More

1  Thank Marathon59
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Great reason to visit Capitol Hill area as both the Capitol and the executive mansion are open to visitors. Well worth a look for both in state and out of state visitors. Don't miss the historical sculptures outside both buildings as sort of history park.

1  Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have been through LOTS of historical houses _ LOTS. The Governors Mansion in Richmond is still special. First it has been in continuous use as home for the first families of Virginia since it was built in 1800's. The first floor formal, public rooms...More

3  Thank sunandwater22
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Governor's Mansion is a classic beauty, designed in 1810 and lived in ever since by all the governors and their families which is why you will sometimes see playground equipment on the grounds! Truly elegant and be sure to view the Native American portraits...More

2  Thank susanf989
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

The home is absolutely gorgeous inside and the lady that gives the tour was really nice. She even offered to take our picture in front of the home.

1  Thank Lois42
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

Was fortunate enough the day I was visiting the Capitol that I was also invited to tour the first family's residence. The tour of the Capitol was educational, you can do a guided tour or walk about on your own. I just so happened to...More

1  Thank Kim F
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