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“Very nicely done!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Governors' Mansion

Historic Governors' Mansion
300 E. 21st St, Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-777-7878
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built in 1904, this grand Colonial Revival-style mansion is home to the governor of Wyoming and his/her family. Guided tours of the facility are available or visitors can tour on their own. An informational video is shown to all.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Very nicely done!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ever go on an historic house tour and get bored with too much information? That won't happen here. You ring the doorbell to be admitted, here about a 3 minute overview in the front parlor, and then wander around the house on your own with pamphlet. I liked that! I spent about 40 minutes in the house, which is chock full of Americana. Photography -- no problem! Have questions? No problem! I really liked it. Particularly interesting -- historical supplies in the fallout shelter. Yes, you see the whole house from the basement to the top floor. Oh, and the price is right -- free!

If you want a detailed tour, they can be arranged in advance.

Visited June 2014
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Bedford
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“A Piece of Wyoming History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The original home of the state's governor's, you can visit each room and photos are permitted. Much original furniture remains, and the docent is friendly and knowledgeable. Self-guided tours.

Visited May 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Unique Exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The mansion exhibits are unique in that each room represents a different period of time in history, rather than having the entire building restored to one specific time in history. To enter the mansion and take the self-guided tour, you must knock on the door and a staff member will come and unlock it.

Visited April 2014
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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“walk into history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Awesome look at Wyoming's past and the governors and their families who lived there. Staff is very helpful. Period displays are very educational. One of Cheyenne's highlights.

Visited December 2013
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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“Original Wyoming Governor's Mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful museum with lots of history, nestled away near the hospital - has changing exhibits and events. The current Governor's residence is also available to visit - check the hours and see the beautiful homes that our elected officials have! Doesn't take a lot of time to go through but what wonderful history they both offer. Enjoy!

Visited March 2013
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