UPDATE: Summer Tours Postponed
Thank you for your interest in touring the Minnesota Governor’s Residence. Tours are cancelled for the remainder of the summer season. Please check this website for updates and further changes or call 651-201-3464 with any questions.
Interior tours explore the first floor and lower level of the Residence, showcasing the sustained beauty of several original decorative highlights, as well as added modern amenities to the 104-year-old home. The 45-minute tours will be guided by docents from the Women’s Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society. The program is appropriate for children six years of age and older. Tours will begin every 10 minutes, starting at 10:50 a.m. with the final tour commencing at 12:20 p.m. The grounds will be open until 1:00 p.m. Each tour is limited to 20 people. Please bring a printed e-mail confirmation that will be sent out upon reservation.
Grounds and Gardens
The grounds and gardens are open during public tours and do not require reservations. Docents will be stationed throughout the grounds to provide information about historic lawn games, sustainable agriculture, historic gardens and current plantings. There will be a chance to visit the vegetable gardens and learn about them from an expert gardener. The grounds will be open until 1:00 p.m. to allow sufficient time for groups to tour the gardens.