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Delaware Governor's Mansion (Woodburn)

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Address: 151 Kings Highway, Dover, DE
Phone Number: 302-739-5656
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Woodburn House and Hall House

These two historical houses are next to each other, and each offer and unique experience for those who have not had an opportunity to visit the Governor's House (Woodburn) and/or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert M
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Bowie, Maryland
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These two historical houses are next to each other, and each offer and unique experience for those who have not had an opportunity to visit the Governor's House (Woodburn) and/or the Guest House (Hall House). Architecturally, both are simply stunning. The interior rooms of each are tastefully furnished, in the period/style in which they were built. The holiday decor in... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

While it's understandable that the mansion, which (technically) houses the current governor (who really only uses it for dinner parties), can't have visitors walking up and down the stairs you will see very little. You will see three rooms in the house and a small collection of collectible plates. Also the house is open only on strange hours or on... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Woodburn was open to the public for First Saturday in the First State, and I had not been there since the current governor has been in office, so I gave a visit to Woodburn (the Governor's Residence) and Hall House, the guest residence. Of course it looked nice, the guides were knowledgeable and very accommodating when I got a business... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Top flight museum type part time residence of the Governor. Beautiful artifacts donated by some of Delaware's museums. Worth the visit. Grounds are beautiful

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Like a museum but is in service every day. Beautifully appointed. Guided tours. Worth the trip. Check the schedule

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

The Governor's Mansion is suprisingly small for a Governor's Mansion but has a lot of history because it was the first State in the Union.

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