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Executive Mansion

Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23224
+1 804-358-5511
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Very limited tour but one that you should take the time to enjoy.

By the time we found a parking place ( they are a challenge) and made it up the long hill that is... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
So surprising this home is open for tours

Pam Cosby Smith greeted our group and was very knowledgable about the mansion. It has a unique... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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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  • Terrible6%
6 Aug 2017
“Very limited tour but one that you should take the time to enjoy.”
10 Nov 2016
“So surprising this home is open for tours”
Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23224
+1 804-358-5511
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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 11 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
Reviewed 22 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
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
Reviewed 2 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

2  Thank sunandwater22
Reviewed 29 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

1  Thank susanf989
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Take the tour and see what the oldest continually occupied executive mansion in the country offers. The Govenor of Virginia resides here, there was playground equipment in the side yard...but the historic building from the early 1800s is worth seeing.

1  Thank Peter17mort
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We weren't planning on visiting, but when we paused at the gate just to look, the guard opened the gate and welcomed us in. The tour guide was a nice lady who was very informed about the house and its contents. The tour only includes...More

2  Thank squitty1
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