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. The Mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. Visitors must walk a 200-yard incline up to the entrance.
Visitors to the Georgian-style mansion, situated on a bluff overlooking Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, will get a 25- minute walking tour of the Mansion. 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.
The Governor’s Mansion Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization, hosts weekly tours of the Mansion on most Wednesdays (except holidays and the month of August). To learn more on becoming a “Friend of the Mansion”, or for more information on the GMF, visit www.wagovmansion.org.
Note: Guided public tours of the Legislative (Capitol) Building are offered Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations are needed for these free public tours which occur every hour, on the hour, and last 50 minutes. Tours begin just inside the main entrance doors of the Legislative Building.