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New York State Executive Mansion

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Great Guide - Beautiful Building

While looking online for info on the NYS Capitol, I saw that tours were available for the... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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Graceful old building

Tucked away behind numerous trees, you only get glimpses of this magnificent old mansion.A few more... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
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The New York State Executive Mansion is located on Eagle Street in downtown Albany. Since 1875, this house has been home to New York's governors and their families. It is a house that is eclectic in style, filled with history and rich with...more
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138 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12202-1719
+1 518-474-2418
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

While looking online for info on the NYS Capitol, I saw that tours were available for the Governor's Mansion. It was an easy process to call, provide names of our party, and I got a confirmation of our tour the next day. We ended up...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank ConnieT152
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Tucked away behind numerous trees, you only get glimpses of this magnificent old mansion.A few more trees must have grown since the photo shown was taken. well worth wandering down to.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank geboyes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

You must make an appointment at least 2 weeks before. They only give tours on Thursday. We had a hard time finding our how to enter the house. We had to go in through the guard house located at the driveway. Make sure to bring...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Reviewed November 4, 2016

You must be invited enter. Antiques and Tiffany lamps inside.next door to the Roman Catholic .Located in a less affluent section of the city. Again, you won't be able to enter without an invite. There are no special tours that I amaware of.More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank rfalteri
NYSCapitolTours, Attraction Representative at New York State Executive Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

The NYS Executive Mansion is open for tours. Tours are offered September through June on Thursdays at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., Noon, 1:00, and 2:00 p.m. to groups of 10 or more, up to a maximum of 30 visitors (including chaperones). RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and...More

Reviewed October 18, 2016

Hearing the history and seeing many rooms in the mansion was very interesting. Our tour guide was excellent. When I looked at the website it appeared the only way to do a tour was in a group of 10 or more. I called and found...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Barb2427
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Amazing history - our tour guide was so knowledgable. I'm sorry I didn't catch her name, she was very petite and personable. The history is remarkable, the house has many of the original articles that have been passed down from governor to governor (the dining...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank mercPleasantValley
Reviewed September 3, 2015

We only viewed the outside. They have guided tours but require reservations a week or two in advance. Maybe next wime I'm in Albany.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank ilivennj
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Mansion built in 1856, bought by Governor Samuel TIlden (born in my home town!) in 1875 and the official governor's residence ever since. Beautiful Renaissance revival furniture & the artifacts of over 30 governors, several presidents. Worth the tour.

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank RonL40
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Yes, we were the weirdos standing in the front of the mansion...taking touristy type photos and thinking 'why can't I have a mansion like this?' A security guard (probably came because we were creeping him out) took a photo for us. We headed to the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Miami_FloridaMiamian
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful building, great insight on what it is like living in a bubble. Tour was informative, guides were so nice.

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank hitthehighway
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