April 2023 Regular Wednesday Tours and Special Library Focus Tours

Subject to change without notice.

Regular Wednesday Tours

Tour dates: First and second Wednesdays:  April 5 and April 12, 2023

Regular Tour Times: 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Tour Length: 30-minutes each

Location: First floor public rooms of the Mansion

Visitors: 20 guest per tour

Library Focus Tours

Tour dates: First and second Wednesdays:  April 5 and April 12, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

Tour Length: 45-minutes each

Location: Library room of the Mansion

Visitors would enter and leave the mansion by the front door, walk through the Drawing Room coming and going, and remain in the Library for 45 minutes.

Visitors: Maximum of 10 guests on each date.  Additional chairs will be set up in the library in order to seat 11 people (10 visitors plus 1 docent).

Other: Public Information/Press: Visitors will not visit the other rooms of the Mansion. They will be given an in-depth look of the Library.

In recognition of the 2023 National Library Week (the 4th week of April), the Focus Tours in the Mansion Library will be partly lecture and partly hands-on discovery. Visitors will learn about rare books, Washington State history and personalities, and donors to the Library. Visitors will gain an appreciation for how the books of the Governor’s Mansion Library document and preserve history.

Terms & Conditions

Please Note:
Cancellation Policy – If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so with at least 72 hours notice (3 days) prior to your tour date. Call the Tour Office at 360-902-8880 to cancel your tour. Leave a message if no one answers.

• Guided tours are provided by volunteer docents who generously donate their time to the Governor’s Mansion Foundation. Further, a waiting list is maintained for these tours and those not showing for their scheduled times do limit others wanting to attend. While last-minute issues are sometimes unavoidable, please make every effort to give adequate notice of cancellation. We want to make this experience positive for all involved. Thank you for your cooperation.

• Tours and requirements (masks/vaccination/etc.) are subject to change depending on COVID.

• Masks are not required for all guests on a mansion tour.

• All weapons are prohibited on the mansion grounds.

• PHOTO IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED for all persons 18 and older.

• Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

• The walk to the mansion includes a 200-yard incline up to the entrance.

• Public Restrooms are not available.

• Backpacks, strollers, umbrellas, gum, food, and drink are not permitted on the tour. Bins will be provided for storage of personal items. Purses are okay.

• The tour is 30 minutes of walking and standing. The mansion is accessible to walkers and wheelchairs (1st floor only).

• Names of all individuals touring is required no later than 24 hours prior to your tour. Please e-mail the list to tours@des.wa.gov or provide the names in your Tour Request.

• Visitors will check-in with the Washington State Patrol at the bottom of the  mansion driveway at least 10 minutes prior to their tour.

• For Visitor Parking Information, and to view an online campus parking map, please visit the Department of Enterprise Services website at www.des.wa.gov.

• For groups who have received prior approval to drive up to the mansion due to a special need, please submit the following vehicle information at least 24 hours prior to the tour: make, model, color, year, and license plate number of the vehicle.

• If you need to cancel or make changes to your reservation, please call the tour office at 360-902-8880 or by e-mail at tours@des.wa.gov as soon as possible.

• Please share the above information with your group. Thank you!

Updated Sept 23, 2023