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Governor's Mansion

704 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448
+1 502-564-8004
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Governors Mansion

A blast from the past. You should take a stroll down history's lane by touring the Governors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James G
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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This is a free tour, and they only let you tour the first floor of this great place. The exterior... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
TSP2014
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Colleyville, Texas
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Built in 1914 as the new Governor's mansion, this is the oldest official governor's residence in the United States.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“state capitol” (5 reviews)
“tour guide” (3 reviews)
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704 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448
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+1 502-564-8004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A blast from the past. You should take a stroll down history's lane by touring the Governors Mansion in Frankfort, Ky. The luxurious home in which our past Governors stayed. Beautiful home with high ceilings and the gorgeous flower gardens next door to the Capitol....More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a free tour, and they only let you tour the first floor of this great place. The exterior views of both the Governor's mansion and Capitol make for some wonderful pictures. The tour of the Governor's mansion last about 45. I wish the...More

Thank TSP2014
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I had read a lot of the reviews about this place and had high expectations and they were definitely exceeded. The mansion is wheelchair accessible and they have a lift on the outside of the house to bring you down to the first floor if...More

Thank Tara P
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a must do. Tours are scheduled and limited in number. Days and times vary depending on the mansion's schedule of events. Stop or call the tourists info desk at the Capitol to ask about being put on the list for a tour. The...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The governor's house is near the state capital and the floral clock. It is very pretty, parking is free, and I believe you can tour it also. Check for hours of operation with the KY visitors bureau.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have enjoyed several occasions at this mansion. It has always been the people's mansion. Love to go at Christmas and enjoy all the different Christmas trees.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

this was a beautiful building. If you're spending the day in Frankfort, be sure to do this first as they only give tours (which are free) between 9 and 11 o'clock.

Thank rochellec590
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I was feeling that I had seen enough State capitols and seeing that the Governors Mansion in this State was open to the Public decided to go . It is a guided tour and not available every day but it was on Tuesday from 9...More

Thank alan252
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Built in 1914. Learn about the construction of the mansion and later restoration. We enjoyed listening to our tour guide. She was passionate with telling stories of past families and the history of the building. Tours Tuesday and Thursdays. Tours free. Ample Parking in East...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The building has been restored. We did not have a tour just a short talk. The garden in back was lovely.

Thank Barbara B
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