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Address: 1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-471-3466
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This two-story brick Georgian Colonial-style home built in 1957 is open for...

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.

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We did the Capitol tour - and noticed the Governors Mansion had tours the same day in the afternoon. Had lunch and decided to go for it. Worth the visit - some interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom B
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a tour of the Mansion by a very knowledgeable guide. Our guide enjoyed her job and made the tour fun. If you have the time and tours are available, it is worth seeing.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Capitol tour - and noticed the Governors Mansion had tours the same day in the afternoon. Had lunch and decided to go for it. Worth the visit - some interesting decor and bits of Nebraska History. Would do it again!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The house was completely redecorated about 15 years ago. Not much is original to the house but there is a "doll room" that has a case of dolls labelled by Governor's spouses and their gowns. It is a beautiful house and I am glad we went.

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Thank AnnC576
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great place to learn about Lincoln and some of its great history. Nice adventure for a day trip. Love the area it is located too.

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Thank Tami B
Unadilla, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Enjoyable to see some of our state's historical treasures in this stately home, which is formal yet clearly family-oriented. The governor's pet pooch welcomed us at the front door, and the first lady soon followed, chatting with us as we toured. Admirable and long successful is the mansion's program of using prison inmates on work release as staff. This prestigious... More 

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Lincoln, Ne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Across the street you will find the incredible State Capital Building. Go there instead of here. The gov's mansion looks like a 1960's Ramada Inn - both inside and out. And our current governor is too rich and special to even consider living in this dump. It's insipid and booring. Nothing to see here, move along, this is not the... More 

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Holbrook, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have taken my fourth graders there several times. The tour staff have interesting facts to share. It is fun to see inside a mansion. They don't take us in the kitchen or upstairs to the living quarters, but we are able to see the living room, the formal dining room, an office, and family dining room, and several rooms... More 

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Thank Sue H
Eagle, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The governor's house is very similar to the antebellum homes we have visited in the south. The gardens in the rear are very beautiful. You can have a nice relaxing walk among the many flowers.

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linn ks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

we were driving by the capitol daughter and granddaughter got out and walked around. and I sat and looked around and saw this huge looked like red brick home so had my daughter drive by it. in no way did it say it was the gov. mansion. and we are from ks. but we guessed it was. but didn't go... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.... More 

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