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Delaware Governor's Mansion (Woodburn)

151 Kings Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-7307
+1 302-739-5656
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Call ahead to schedule

We called ahead but still didn't know which day we would actually be in town. Date of our arrival... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
IllinoisKate1
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Chicago, Illinois
Interesting and Fun Tour

Prior to travel, I consulted the mansion website and contacted the administrator with our tour... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
RetiredTravelerTN
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Nashville, TN
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“hall house” (5 reviews)
“front door” (2 reviews)
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151 Kings Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-7307
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+1 302-739-5656
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We called ahead but still didn't know which day we would actually be in town. Date of our arrival not available for tours. Beautiful mansion and well groomed grounds. Street parking; tours free.

Thank IllinoisKate1
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Prior to travel, I consulted the mansion website and contacted the administrator with our tour request. Kristy arranged for a volunteer tour guide, and we arranged our plans for the day around the time for this tour. Free and easy on-street parking is available. As...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed August 7, 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
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Reviewed June 29, 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
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Reviewed April 2, 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
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Reviewed March 15, 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
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Reviewed February 20, 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
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Reviewed January 13, 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
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Reviewed September 10, 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
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Reviewed April 16, 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
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Nob22
March 2, 2017|
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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
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