The Governor's Mansion is the official home of the governor of Georgia and a Greek Revival-style home that's open to the public for tours. Inside, you'll be able to see historical furnishings and artefacts of the previous governors who lived there. The furnishings are officially owned by the state.

Anyone who's interested in history can find fun at this destination. Plus, it can offer valuable insight into how the Georgia governor lives during their tenure, as it has been the residence of the state's past 9 governors, including the current one.

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Governor's Mansion highlights

One of the most impressive aspects of the Governor's Mansion is the exterior design. You'll find massive columns outside that are made from California redwoods and reach heights of 24 feet. Additionally, the surrounding land is similar to a park, complete with plenty of trees and walking paths. You'll also find a picturesque Georgia marble fountain in the entrance.

Inside the mansion, you can see even more artefacts amongst the 3 levels. The furniture within is one of the best Federal period collections of historic furnishings in the entire country, with many pieces being considered museum quality.

Good to know when visiting Governor's Mansion

Before you embark on your tour of the Governor's Mansion, there are some important things to know. Tours are only available in the morning, so you'll need to arrive early. All the tours are completely free of charge, however, so it's perfect for travellers on a budget who are interested in history.

Visiting this house will put you close to several other fun activities you may be interested in. Just a short distance to the southeast, you'll find the Georgia History Centre, which offers more historical artefacts to examine and a well-maintained garden area to explore.

Governor's Mansion

Location: 391 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

Open: Tours on Tuesday–Thursday from 10 am to 11.30 am (closed Friday–Monday)

Phone: +1 404-261-1776