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Texas Governor's Mansion

1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2334
+1 512-305-8524
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The Governor's Mansion, the most historic house in Texas, sits on a beautifully landscaped city block in Austin near the Capitol building. Built in 1856, it is the oldest continuously occupied executive residence west of the Mississippi. The building has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Free guided tours of the Texas Governor's Mansion are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Saturdays, from 2:00 p.M. To 4:00 p.M. Tours last 30 minutes and are subject to availability. Reservations are required for tours and must be made at least one week in advance. There are no walk-up tours.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average51%
  • Poor0%
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27 Jun 2017
“Sadly, closed today but impressive exterior ”
7 Apr 2017
“Realatively short and unexciting tour unless you are a Texan.”
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1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2334
+1 512-305-8524
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Security considerations give the mansion the look of a fortified embassy building rather than a home We walked around the impressive exterior but could not find anywhere from which to take a good photograph. Best must be to book and take a tour when it...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A lovely afternoon concluded with a tour and tea with the First Lady of Texas, Cecelia Abbott. The house is amazing, and every time I visit I am overwhelmed by the sense of history and calm that permeate every room. You are met by docents...More

Thank glynisc365
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Not much to see hear. basically you get to tour four downstairs rooms in the mansion. A little bit of history in the artwork, but the sitting Governor can change the décor. No viewing of the grounds, except thru the windows. Serious, no, very serious...More

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I took a day trip here and had fun. My favorite part was seeing the personal things each governor left in the China hutch. The security is tight, you must pass a background check a couple weeks in advance to be given...More

Thank Salsa4eva
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Be sure it email in advance since you need to have a background check before you are able to visit. We were only able to visit the front rooms on the lower level since the Governor was having a meeting in a back room on...More

Thank Lia D
Reviewed 21 April 2016

5 elementary friends gathered for a girls retreat in Austin, our home town from 60 years ago and on our To Do list was the Governor's Mansion. Surprise...you need security clearance to tour this grand building. Our very knowledgeable guide was certainly up on Texas...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Was able to walk by the Texas governors mansion, but touring the house requires an application two weeks in advance. Disappointed to not be able to tour it.

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 15 October 2014

The Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, TX is literally "risen from the ashes" -- having survived an arsonist's fire bomb thrown at the front door in 2008. For approximately 5 years, fundraising efforts and the hiring of artisans from all over the world to re-create...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

If you email them and ask to take a tour at least 2 weeks before your trip you can go inside. They will ask for your DL info and do security check on you. If approved they will email details about a week before you...More

2  Thank SUNNYBLUE1234
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This is right next to the capital, so if you are there you might as well stop by. The road is closed off so it is quiet and when I was there, I was the only person around. I took a few pictures, but it...More

1  Thank ArenJo
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