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Online reservations now open for Governor’s Mansion commemorative tours

OLYMPIA — Online reservations are now open for tours of the Governor’s Mansion commemorating the 115th anniversary of the Mansion’s first housewarming event.

The Governor’s Mansion was completed in December 1908. In January 1909, two housewarming ceremonies were held – one for the public and one for the Legislature and state officers. In honor of this anniversary, the Governor’s Mansion Foundation will host special tours commemorating the historical event.

Governor's Mansion
Inside the living room of the west wing of the mansion. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

For reservations, complete an online Mansion tour request form. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Each tour is open to 25 guests and spots fill up fast. 

Tour details

Adult tour guests must present photo identification and all visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are not required. No umbrellas, strollers or food/drink are allowed on the tour. The Mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. Visitors must walk a 200-yard incline to the entrance.

Governor's Mansion
Inside the living room of the west wing of the mansion. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

Campus parking near the mansion is limited. Find visitor parking using the Capitol Campus Interactive Map.

Tour times

Jan. 3 and Jan. 10

  • 10 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.

For questions or additional information, call 360-902-8880 or email tours@des.wa.gov and include “Gov. Mansion Tours” in the subject line. The Governor’s Mansion Foundation, independent of the Governor’s office and Governor, is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization responsible for maintaining and enhancing furnishings and art for the public rooms of the Mansion. 

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