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Unless you have any tie with it, it is a historic landmark of Richmond. Based on the information, it is the oldest executive mansion (governor's residence) in the country. It is worth to stop by for a photo op.
The Executive Mansion is a must-stop for history geeks or those who just want to walk through a governor's residence! We were able to walk right up to the gate where a Capitol Policeman warmly greeted us, did his security check, and walked us over...More
The oldest continuing used executive mansion in the US. Located in the capitol hill park, so convenient to visiting the state capitol. A 30 minute free tour is offered between 10 to noon and 2 to 4. Delightful, friendly and informative guide. Beautiful interior and...More
By the time we found a parking place ( they are a challenge) and made it up the long hill that is Governor Street, the Mansion was only to be open another 15 minutes. By the time we were cleared by security, we only had...More
Pam Cosby Smith greeted our group and was very knowledgable about the mansion.
It has a unique history including a Christmas fire. Lots of amazing paintings and artifact, and a beautiful garden. I wonder how it is decorated for Christmas... Parking is difficult.
We had to wait as their was an official function. Our tour was delayed. The Governor came out to apologize for our wait and shake hands with us. He did pose for pictures for some of the tourists. The house itself was impressive along with...More
Great reason to visit Capitol Hill area as both the Capitol and the executive mansion are open to visitors. Well worth a look for both in state and out of state visitors. Don't miss the historical sculptures outside both buildings as sort of history park.
I have been through LOTS of historical houses _ LOTS. The Governors Mansion in Richmond is still special. First it has been in continuous use as home for the first families of Virginia since it was built in 1800's. The first floor formal, public rooms...More
The Governor's Mansion is a classic beauty, designed in 1810 and lived in ever since by all the governors and their families which is why you will sometimes see playground equipment on the grounds! Truly elegant and be sure to view the Native American portraits...More