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Address: 1010 Colorado, Austin, TX
Phone Number: +1 512-305-8524
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Wed - Fri 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The Governor's Mansion, the most historic house in Texas, sits on a...
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 building has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Free guided tours of the Texas Governor's Mansion are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Saturdays, from 2:00 p.M. To 4:00 p.M. Tours last 30 minutes and are subject to availability. Reservations are required for tours and must be made at least one week in advance. There are no walk-up tours.
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The Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, TX is literally "risen from the ashes" -- having survived an arsonist's fire bomb thrown at the front door in 2008. For approximately 5... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Multiple Cities, USA

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, TX is literally "risen from the ashes" -- having survived an arsonist's fire bomb thrown at the front door in 2008. For approximately 5 years, fundraising efforts and the hiring of artisans from all over the world to re-create 19th century architectural elements, the Mansion finally re-opened for public touring -- under the supervision... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you email them and ask to take a tour at least 2 weeks before your trip you can go inside. They will ask for your DL info and do security check on you. If approved they will email details about a week before you visit. The tour is free but that said I still didn't think it was worth... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is right next to the capital, so if you are there you might as well stop by. The road is closed off so it is quiet and when I was there, I was the only person around. I took a few pictures, but it is gated and you can't go in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I was in the first group to tour the Governor's house after the fire renovation. It was nice to see, but you only got to see very limited areas. The historical aspect is very nice mainly because of the age and uniqueness of the home, but taking the tour is not something I would go out of my way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

If you're visiting Austin, and especially if you're touring the capitol, walk on by the Governor's Mansion, which is located across the street. It is a beautiful building and you can get right up to the fence to really have a good look. The road in front of the mansion is closed, so it's relatively quiet. I'm glad we stopped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The remodelling efforts are really looking good. The outside is finished and was decorated for Christmas. Can't wait for it to reopen.

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