OLYMPIA — The Washington State Governor’s Mansion Foundation will feature special tours of the Olympia Governor’s Mansion during Women’s History Month on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2023. The 45-minute special tours will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m. The tours will feature information about the Mansion and highlight Washington’s role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 – empowering voting rights for most women nationally. First person, costumed presentations by Mansion docents, will highlight the history. This program was originally created to celebrate the 2020 Suffrage Centennial, supported by a Votes for Women Centennial Grant through the Washington State Women’s Commission and the Washington State Historical Society.
For reservations, please visit the Department of Enterprise Services website at www.des.wa.gov to complete an online Mansion Tour request form. Reservations MUST be made at least 24-hours in advance. However, tours fill up fast so the earlier you make your reservation, the better. For questions or additional information, please contact the State Capitol Tour Office at 360.902.8880 or email at email@example.com (please put in subject line Gov. Mansion Tours). To learn more about Women’s Suffrage History at the Mansion go to wagovmansion.org/womens-suffrage.
The tours are hosted by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation docents. The circa-1908 Mansion is the oldest building on Olympia’s Capitol Campus. Visitors will get guided tours of the Mansion’s permanent collection of antique furnishings and Northwest artwork, including the renowned wall-size murals of Washington scenes in the state dining room. Adult tour guests must present photo identification and all visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
No umbrellas, strollers, or food/drink will be allowed on the tour. Masks are not required. The Mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. Visitors must walk a 200-yard incline up to the entrance. Campus parking near the Governor’s Mansion is limited please see Capitol Campus Interactive Map | Department of Enterprise Services (wa.gov) .
The Governor’s Mansion Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization and is not associated with the Governor or the Governor’s office. To learn more on becoming a “Friend of the Mansion”, or for more information on GMF, visit www.wagovmansion.org.