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Governor's Residence

Address: 1006 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone Number: 651-297-2161
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Ranked #47 of 54 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: Governor's mansion.
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Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: Governor's mansion.

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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181 reviews 181 reviews
120 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This beautiful house is 16,000 square feet.and was originally owned by the Irvine family. They donated the home to the State of MN in 1965. We visited at Christmas and were allowed to see parts of the home during the open house.

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Saint Paul Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is an elegant house on Summit Avenue, surrounded by an iron security fence. Someone donated it to the State of Minnesota, for use as the Governor's Mansion. Several years ago, the Governor at the time allowed trick or treating for a few hours, but that's as close as I've come to entering the house. If you drive along Summit... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the mansion a portion of the house was open for tours. Your tour has to be prearranged ahead of time, via e-mail and there are VERY limited dates and times. The 20 min tour is free but a $5 donation is requested, and in exchange you get a really nice and informative little... More 

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