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Delaware Governor's Mansion (Woodburn)

151 Kings Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-7307
+1 302-739-5656
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Intimate tour of a Governor's Mansion

This is an interesting historical home in its own right, and it was surprisingly intimate for a... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Zach F

We had a great tour. I called 2 days ago to schedule a tour. They need time to call in a tour guide... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Liz Everett W
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151 Kings Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-7307
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is an interesting historical home in its own right, and it was surprisingly intimate for a Governor's Mansion tour (no security outside, just walk up to the front door and let yourself in!). It's much smaller than other historic Governor's Mansions I've been to...More

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour. I called 2 days ago to schedule a tour. They need time to call in a tour guide and they need to see if any events are scheduled. Christi was very helpful and Eric gave us the tour. Next door...More

Thank Liz Everett W
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We went through some rigmarole in order to tour the Delaware Governor's Mansion while visiting Dover Delaware. Went there the second day after we arrived Dover and met by a rude policeman at the gate. He asked "what are you doing here"? I responded "...More

Thank HikerJc
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We visited on one day before Christmas. The holiday decorations and tour of the first floor were well done. We would recommend it to everyone!

Thank Mfing_11
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We have been here twice when it was open for tours - summer & Christmas week. House & grounds are very nice, as are the history guides. (Tours are free.) It's wonderful that Woodburn is open for tours, as it is used by the Governor...More

2  Thank LKM1950
Reviewed 13 January 2016

These two historical houses are next to each other, and each offer and unique experience for those who have not had an opportunity to visit the Governor's House (Woodburn) and/or the Guest House (Hall House). Architecturally, both are simply stunning. The interior rooms of each...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 September 2014

While it's understandable that the mansion, which (technically) houses the current governor (who really only uses it for dinner parties), can't have visitors walking up and down the stairs you will see very little. You will see three rooms in the house and a small...More

3  Thank samgreat89
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Woodburn was open to the public for First Saturday in the First State, and I had not been there since the current governor has been in office, so I gave a visit to Woodburn (the Governor's Residence) and Hall House, the guest residence. Of course...More

Thank DelawareToni
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Top flight museum type part time residence of the Governor. Beautiful artifacts donated by some of Delaware's museums. Worth the visit. Grounds are beautiful

Thank HKonowitz3
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Like a museum but is in service every day. Beautifully appointed. Guided tours. Worth the trip. Check the schedule

Thank HKonowitz3
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2 March 2017|
Response from Liz Everett W |
We just finished the tour. Call 24 hour ahead because they may be set up for event and can't do it. You may park on the street in front of the house. No stairs to climb except entrance. The Hall house is next door, where... More