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Governor's Mansion

704 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448
+1 502-564-8004
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This is a free tour, and they only let you tour the first floor of this great place. The exterior... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TSP2014
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Colleyville, Texas
Free, free, free!

I had read a lot of the reviews about this place and had high expectations and they were definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tara P
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Colleyville, Texas
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Built in 1914 as the new Governor's mansion, this is the oldest official governor's residence in the United States.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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704 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448
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+1 502-564-8004
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"beautiful grounds"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free tour, and they only let you tour the first floor of this great place. The exterior views of both the Governor's mansion and Capitol make for some wonderful pictures. The tour of the Governor's mansion last about 45. I wish the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had read a lot of the reviews about this place and had high expectations and they were definitely exceeded. The mansion is wheelchair accessible and they have a lift on the outside of the house to bring you down to the first floor if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do. Tours are scheduled and limited in number. Days and times vary depending on the mansion's schedule of events. Stop or call the tourists info desk at the Capitol to ask about being put on the list for a tour. The...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The governor's house is near the state capital and the floral clock. It is very pretty, parking is free, and I believe you can tour it also. Check for hours of operation with the KY visitors bureau.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have enjoyed several occasions at this mansion. It has always been the people's mansion. Love to go at Christmas and enjoy all the different Christmas trees.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

this was a beautiful building. If you're spending the day in Frankfort, be sure to do this first as they only give tours (which are free) between 9 and 11 o'clock.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I was feeling that I had seen enough State capitols and seeing that the Governors Mansion in this State was open to the Public decided to go . It is a guided tour and not available every day but it was on Tuesday from 9...More

Thank alan252
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Built in 1914. Learn about the construction of the mansion and later restoration. We enjoyed listening to our tour guide. She was passionate with telling stories of past families and the history of the building. Tours Tuesday and Thursdays. Tours free. Ample Parking in East...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The building has been restored. We did not have a tour just a short talk. The garden in back was lovely.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The tour was very good. Enjoyable to hear about some of the first ladies and outstanding governors. The mansion is very beautiful and the gardens and grounds are lovely.

Thank heartintennessee
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