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Address: 420 High St, Frankfort, KY 40601-2175
Phone Number: 502 564 3449
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Built in 1797, it served as the residence of 33 governors until a new one...

Built in 1797, it served as the residence of 33 governors until a new one was built in 1914.

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Great Historical Place To Visit

This is a very good place to visit if you are in the Frankfort area. It was home to 33 Kentucky governors from 1798 to 1914. This Landmark Mansion is listed on the National... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Richard F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This building, once home to Ky's governor, then restored and home to our Lt. Governor is now used for events. Next to the Ky History Center, it is appointed with Ky furniture. I'm not sure when it is open, but I do not think it is every day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very good place to visit if you are in the Frankfort area. It was home to 33 Kentucky governors from 1798 to 1914. This Landmark Mansion is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and notable for the seven U.S. Presidents who have visited here. You can walk around the outside but, you have to call... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Unless somebody told you, it would be difficult to distinguish this large brick two-story building from many of the others in this part of town. There is not much to see and minimal landscaping, unlike the current governor's mansion. Tours inside are by reservation only.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was really pretty at night all lit up but some of my pictures were hard to get. Had to go back during the day to get pictures. The flowers were really pretty.

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Nashville, TN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Following the instructions for the old governor's mansion website, we called the phone number listed to make an appointment for a tour. We love visiting historic structures, and we looked forward to seeing this one. The woman who answered the phone agreed to give us a tour, but when we arrived the next day to take the tour, she never... More 

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1 Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

The tour showed some neat old architecture but wasn't really that awesome. I mean this is like visiting with the World Series runner up. If you like old buildings that have been kept up very nicely then enjoy.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I first visited the mansion at a reception years ago hosted by the governor and first lady of Kentucky for government employees. I have enjoyed seeing it numerous times since. It has been renovated and is still a beautiful old home although no longer used as a residence for the Lt. Governor.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Has the largest circular staircase in the world that is not supported. The rest of the place is unique as well. Check it out definitely.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Had the privilege of giving tours after it had been redecorated. The decorators did an excellent job. Still used alot of original antiques. Loved learning the history of the mansion and some of the furniture.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

So what an Old Governor lived here, waste of time and taxpayer money to fix it up.

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