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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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Home of Nebraska's first family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Unadilla, Nebraska, United States
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Unadilla, Nebraska, United States
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank 747MusicMaker
Lincoln, Ne
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank LocalTraveler90
Holbrook, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Sue H
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77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

Thank NebraskaWanderer
linn ks
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4 reviews
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 

Thank bearsLinnKs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
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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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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203 reviews
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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.

Thank trooper198
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

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

Thank jeanne k
Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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.

Thank Emily O
Washingon, Kansas, United States
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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... More 

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