We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely Old Mansion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion
1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE
402-471-3466
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 24 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This two-story brick Georgian Colonial-style home built in 1957 is open for half-hour Thursday afternoon tours which include a unique doll collection of the state's first ladies in their inaugural gowns and information about the mansion furnishings.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely Old Mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Beautiful old building with lots of history. Tours of main floor (living room, dining rooms, sun room, office) and lower level (meeting room, doll & dish collections).. Doll collection representing wives of governors (plus one husband),dress in gowns representing one of their favorites. Some past governors wives have also left a piece of jewelry or keepsake which are on display. Loved the formal dining room and the sun room. Large silver pieces, chandeliers & rotating art exhibit.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    2
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Something to do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stopped in at the Governor's residence for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. Very very nice. Elegant and classy. Hard to believe people actually live there. A must see.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“a Nebraska treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

a beautiful home with frequently changing art shows and incredible historic furnishings--everything has a story.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Field Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It was a long time ago when I came here. It was for a field trip. I'm pretty sure in elementary, but I really enjoyed it as I love mansions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washingon, Kansas, United States
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very accomodating!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We were invited to the Governor's Mansion after my daughter was sworn in as a Probation Officer. My elderly father attended and has difficulty walking up and down stairs since losing a leg in a farming accident. The staff at the mansion were more than accomodating in letting Dad use the elevator so he could attend the reception for his granddaughter. They even found him a chair and went to the front of the line to get his drink. I was very impressed by the caring stafff.

Visited August 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Governor's Mansion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Governor's Mansion, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.