Immerse yourself in a little bit of Georgia history with a FREE tour of the Governor’s Mansion! The public tours are open for visitors three days a week for most of the year. They are described as “a hybrid of a guided and self-guided tour,” because you can set your own pace as you move from room to room, but there is a docent stationed in each room to answer questions and describe what you’re looking at.
The tours are open through November on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. It’s recommended that you allow a minimum of a half-hour to see everything before the Mansion closes at 11:30.
The Mansion’s web page features a virtual tour with photos and descriptions of each room, architectural features, and noteworthy furnishings and art.
For security reasons, you may not take a backpack or oversized bag with you.
If you’re planning an outing for a group of ten people or more, please reserve in advance by calling 404-261-1776.
The Mansion’s address is 391 West Paces Ferry Rd, in Atlanta.
About the venue
The current Georgia Governor’s Mansion sits on 18 acres of property, on West Paces Ferry Rd. in Buckhead. It was built in 1967, first occupied in 1968, and is the fourth Governor’s Mansion to exist in Georgia. The mansion architect was A. Thomas Bradbury.
The very first Georgia Governor’s Mansion was located in Milledgeville, Georgia, which was then the state capitol. It housed Georgia’s head of state from 1838 to 1868.
When the state capitol moved to Atlanta in 1868, a large Victorian house on Peachtree St. was designated as the Governor’s Mansion, and 17 governors lived there before it was torn down in 1923. It’s now the site of the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
The third Georgia Governor’s Mansion was located in Ansley Park, on a midtown street now known as the Prado — and 11 governors called it home before it was torn down in 1968.
Governor Kemp is the ninth governor to occupy the current Governor’s Mansion.
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