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Address: Capitol Way, Olympia, WA
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Beautiful grounds

My husband along with other distingushed Washington teachers were honored at a reception at the Governors mansion. It was held indoors in early summer. The Governor and his wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband along with other distingushed Washington teachers were honored at a reception at the Governors mansion. It was held indoors in early summer. The Governor and his wife greeted each recipient. The grounds are lovely

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On January 29, 2015 a private tour of the Washington State Governor's Mansion and tea with the First Lady was arranged for a large group of 90 year olds. How gracious, regal and committed to this State's citizenry we found Trudi Inslee to be. It reignited the confidence of the group in those who lead this State. Bravo to the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

How many governors allow their home, while they are living there, but open to tourists? I doubt there are many. But here in Washington the Governor's Mansion is open and there is no cost for the tour. Based on a number of the items on display, this is really someone's home and is lived in. So it was interesting to... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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192 reviews 192 reviews
34 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I enjoyed this tour. It was great to get to view the interior of the mansion, and the gardens were beautiful, too. Worth visitng!

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I took my family to this tour after a colleague told me about it. It’s scheduled only on Wednesdays and only through reservation, so I booked in advance. The whole thing takes about an hour and is free of cost. The guides are all volunteers but are quite knowledgeable. The tour took us through two floors and we were briefed... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a great tour of the Governor's Mansion by seniors who volunteer at the mansion. To take a tour group, you need lots of advance planning and to submit all of your information in advance (I think they do background checks) - there are many rules on what you can bring. I did this tour in 2010 with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We just did the tour and really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful building on wonderful grounds. The exterior of the mansion is something to see and then to glimpse the history from inside is just a treat. We felt honored to be there.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked a large party to tour the mansion during the holiday season. It's nice to see that this historic building has been preserved! Recommeded, especially for children so you can throw in a lesson about government.

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Olympia, WA
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21 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Having been born and raised in Olympia, it's easy to overlook local tourist attractions. I thought it would be good for the kids (ages 10, 13 and 14) and me to experience this tour. Scheduling a tour was simple. Tours are offered on Wednesdays, and you can schedule it via email: tours@des.wa.gov. All people over the age of 18 are... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The tour was well done by some very nice volunteers of the Governor's Mansion Foundation. The tour consists of most of the mansion besides the Governor's private quarters. It includes a lot of history from former Governors as well as the current Governor. It is a great way to complete a tour of the Capitol. Tours need to be scheduled... More 

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