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What a lovely mansion with fabulous views. No! You can’t see Russia from here. Governor Palin did not make that comment her impersonator Tina Fey made that viral comment. Be sure and watch for this piece of Alaskan history and architecture
Unlike the residences of most public figures, you can get right up close to this very attractive building (5 or 6 min walk from downtown). It has a well cared for totem pole at the side entrance, & classic Georgian features at the front.
Visited here whilst on a tour with our guide from the cruise. Very attractive building and our guide said the governor is very often seen cooking his barbecues and often gives a wave to passers by. The totem pole is very well kept as is...More
We passed the Governor's Mansion on a tour through Juneau and it is a very striking white structure with columns in the front and a very nice totem pole on the right side. There do not appear to be tours of the mansion. We got...More
Well even though we couldn't get inside for a look see - not unreasonably - we thoroughly enjoyed reading about the history of the house from when it was commissioned and unfortunately rather stalking like going around the perimeter to better / more fully appreciate...More
The mansion looks a little like it was modeled after Mt. Vernon. The lack of obviuous security was a little surprising, but it may be subtle. You cannot tour, so it is interesting to see, but not a huge deal if you can't.