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Governor's Mansion Tour

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Capitol Way, Olympia, WA
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Informative, Entertaining Docents

The docents act as your tour guides. Each room has a different guide. Obviously some are more... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Ibjan
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Olympia, Washington
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Not Worth the Trip or Time

Having read the hype very disappointed. Several rooms with Christmas decorations and not much else... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
ingrid s
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Dec 21, 2017
“Informative, Entertaining Docents”
Dec 8, 2017
“Not Worth the Trip or Time”
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Capitol Way, Olympia, WA
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

The docents act as your tour guides. Each room has a different guide. Obviously some are more entertaining than others but all the guides were informative. I toured the mansion 5 years ago. I think you’d learn something new on every tour. The dining room...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Having read the hype very disappointed. Several rooms with Christmas decorations and not much else. The staircase was nicely decorated. Did visit across the way the museum having a limited show of History of North Carolina. That was interesting. For a more eventful pleasant holiday...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

The tour is free. Just sign up for it in the basement of the State Capitol next to the gift shop. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. They love telling you about the history of the mansion and showing off this beautiful house.

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Reviewed December 2, 2015

every informative and enjoyed the show. Would recommend a trip for anyone each Wed. they have tours unless otherwise occupied

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Reviewed November 24, 2015

We took the tour with a group of 3 adults and 3 pre teen/teens. We really enjoyed seeing the mansion but you only get to see a small part of it. The tour guides are volunteers and quite a bit older. The one that we...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was able to visit the Governor's Mansion tour at Christmas time. This was a very special time of the year and the mansion was decorated beautifully. The docent who gave the tour was knowledgeable, friendly, and told great stories about the mansion and the...More

1  Thank Carolyn W
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband along with other distingushed Washington teachers were honored at a reception at the Governors mansion. It was held indoors in early summer. The Governor and his wife greeted each recipient. The grounds are lovely

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Reviewed February 6, 2015

On January 29, 2015 a private tour of the Washington State Governor's Mansion and tea with the First Lady was arranged for a large group of 90 year olds. How gracious, regal and committed to this State's citizenry we found Trudi Inslee to be. It...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

How many governors allow their home, while they are living there, but open to tourists? I doubt there are many. But here in Washington the Governor's Mansion is open and there is no cost for the tour. Based on a number of the items on...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

I enjoyed this tour. It was great to get to view the interior of the mansion, and the gardens were beautiful, too. Worth visitng!

1  Thank Gina V
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If the legislature is not in session then you can pack on he street close to the capitol building. Otherwise there is a paid parking lot within walking distance near the capitol about a block or so away on the Northeast side.
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