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Texas Governor's Mansion: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The Governor's Mansion, the most historic house in Texas, sits on a beautifully landscaped city block in Austin near the Capitol building. Built in 1856, it is the oldest continuously occupied executive residence west of the Mississippi. The...more
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1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2334
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Absolutely Gorgeous Texas Mansion. Across from Texas Capitol,Austin Texas on Colorado Street. If you go on a Sunday it's easier bc parking is metered and easier to get a space. Worth seeing in person.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SavannahAngel
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and I are on an extended motorhome trip playing golf and sightseeing from California to Alabama. One of our stops was in Austin for 10 days we decided to see the Texas Governors Mansion just after visiting the State Capitol Building which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dick B
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I did not get to go in BUT I attacked the rules for future visitors. Make sure you give a weeks notice of your visit. They will have to do a security check.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank keithnbrandykay
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Nothing much to see but a mansion that is gated. It’s near the capitol thats why might as well go, but you cant enter.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank felixa455
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Touring the Mansion requires at least two weeks notice as background checks are run. Our guide was knowledgeable and had a couple of amusing anecdotes. This was not the most exciting or interesting tour so not sure it was worth it?

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Venture465502
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Book free tour online. Arrive early for security check. No purses or flash photography on the tour. Mansion fire damages were repaired and it recently reopened. Tour guide knew Texas history and gave ideas of other places to visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Gatorartlady
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A real Texas history lesson is visiting the Alamo, the Capitol, and the Governor's Mansion. I call this living history because the Governor and his family live here with all the antiques of Texas past. Just seeing Stephen F Austin's actual desk is amazing. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mark T
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Was able to see a few rooms, formal parlor, informal parlor, library, informal dining room but only saw the bottom floor of the original mansion. The actual compound is behind this ceremonial building. Lots of antique furniture and furnishings.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joel M
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Security considerations give the mansion the look of a fortified embassy building rather than a home We walked around the impressive exterior but could not find anywhere from which to take a good photograph. Best must be to book and take a tour when it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A lovely afternoon concluded with a tour and tea with the First Lady of Texas, Cecelia Abbott. The house is amazing, and every time I visit I am overwhelmed by the sense of history and calm that permeate every room. You are met by docents...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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