Reservations Now Available for Mansion Spring Tours

OLYMPIA — Yes spring is in the air – especially at Washington state Capital Campus and Governor’s Mansion. Don’t miss the annual event of the “spring flower show” – especially of the campus trees in full bloom. The Capital Campus is open for self-guided tours on the grounds, but you must make reservations to tour the Governor’s Mansion.

To tour the Mansion, make your reservations now for late-April on a first-come, first-served basis, for Wednesdays, April 10 and 24th. Each tour is open to 25 guests. The tours are hosted by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation and times include 1:00, 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20, 2:40, and 3:00 p.m.

Reservations MUST be made at least 24-hours in advance. To make a reservation go to For questions or additional information, please contact the State Capitol Tour Office at 360.902.8880.

Governor’s Mansion tours are available every Wednesday (except holidays and the month of August).  All tours are made possible by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation.

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