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Governor's Mansion

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A beautiful building with some an amazing looking garden. Perfect location beside the State Capitol... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Armachians
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Excellent!

The mansion is gorgeous and the history is fascinating. There are limited tours, so call in... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
ssjj123
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Brazil, Indiana
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Built in 1914 as the new Governor's mansion, this is the oldest official governor's residence in the United States.
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704 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

A beautiful building with some an amazing looking garden. Perfect location beside the State Capitol for an easy visit. Gardener's paradise

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Armachians
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The mansion is gorgeous and the history is fascinating. There are limited tours, so call in advance to make a reservation so that you don't miss out. The tour guide was excellent, and we really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ssjj123
Reviewed July 10, 2018

A blast from the past. You should take a stroll down history's lane by touring the Governors Mansion in Frankfort, Ky. The luxurious home in which our past Governors stayed. Beautiful home with high ceilings and the gorgeous flower gardens next door to the Capitol....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is a free tour, and they only let you tour the first floor of this great place. The exterior views of both the Governor's mansion and Capitol make for some wonderful pictures. The tour of the Governor's mansion last about 45. I wish the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TSP2014
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I had read a lot of the reviews about this place and had high expectations and they were definitely exceeded. The mansion is wheelchair accessible and they have a lift on the outside of the house to bring you down to the first floor if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tara P
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is a must do. Tours are scheduled and limited in number. Days and times vary depending on the mansion's schedule of events. Stop or call the tourists info desk at the Capitol to ask about being put on the list for a tour. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed September 7, 2017

The governor's house is near the state capital and the floral clock. It is very pretty, parking is free, and I believe you can tour it also. Check for hours of operation with the KY visitors bureau.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Have enjoyed several occasions at this mansion. It has always been the people's mansion. Love to go at Christmas and enjoy all the different Christmas trees.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank X5764FQbrendac
Reviewed August 17, 2017

this was a beautiful building. If you're spending the day in Frankfort, be sure to do this first as they only give tours (which are free) between 9 and 11 o'clock.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rochellec590
Reviewed July 1, 2017

I was feeling that I had seen enough State capitols and seeing that the Governors Mansion in this State was open to the Public decided to go . It is a guided tour and not available every day but it was on Tuesday from 9...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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