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Governor's Mansion Tour

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Address: Capitol Way, Olympia, WA

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A walk through WA history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Montesano, Washington
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Montesano, Washington
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5 of 5 stars 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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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

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

Thank Joyce D
Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars 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 had stopped the tour and called out our teenagers for giggling. She told them to... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars 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 governors who had lived there. The tour was only given once a week and I... More 

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olympia washington
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5 of 5 stars 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

Thank geo_357
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars 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 reignited the confidence of the group in those who lead this State. Bravo to the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars 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 display, this is really someone's home and is lived in. So it was interesting to... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I took my family to this tour after a colleague told me about it. It’s scheduled only on Wednesdays and only through reservation, so I booked in advance. The whole thing takes about an hour and is free of cost. The guides are all volunteers but are quite knowledgeable. The tour took us through two floors and we were briefed... More 

Thank Brittany L
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a great tour of the Governor's Mansion by seniors who volunteer at the mansion. To take a tour group, you need lots of advance planning and to submit all of your information in advance (I think they do background checks) - there are many rules on what you can bring. I did this tour in 2010 with a... More 

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