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Review of Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion
Ranked #14 of 39 things to do in Frankfort
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Owner description: Built in 1914 as the new Governor's mansion, this is the oldest official governor's residence in the United States.
Reviewed October 26, 2013

The mansion is quite imposing from the outside but softened by a fountain and colorful flowers and bushes.
The 4 large main first-floor rooms(the Governor's and First Lady's Reception Rooms, The Ballroom and the Dining Room) off the long entrance hall are imposing and quite ornate. There are many paintings of KY's famous horses, naturally! It's interesting to see a gallery of formal photos of all the governors on one wall with the first ladies on an opposite wall. Our guide(the Houseman has been in his job for many years) gave us quite an insight on the building and the furnishings. The Mansion visit was quite informative and a great experience!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Governor's mansion is right next to the "new" State Capitol building. The grounds are very lovely. Tours are available 2 days a week, so check if you want to tour the inside.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you happen to be in Frankfort when the Mansion is open for tours, be sure to take one. Lots of history, beautiful décor, guides share entertaining info.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Ground floor visit only. It is worth the time. Only open on certain days for tours but really cool. We did not have time to look at the kitchen. Would go again.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Walking through the mansion is like stepping back in time. The antique furnishings and architecture (from Versailles of all places) is something to see. Each room is tied to a bit of the states history, and the guides are good at tailoring the talk to the age level of the group. The mansion is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 am. Space is limited, so plan ahead, and call ahead.

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