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Governor’s Mansion holiday tours available in December


Updated 11/21/2014: All available tour slots have been filled.

Reservations required for free visit to popular, historic home

OLYMPIA — You will want to act fast to reserve your spot for one of the most popular tours in the state.

Holiday tours of the Governor’s Mansion are being offered on Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Morning and afternoon times are available. Reservations are required.

Availability will be more limited this year because fewer tours times are being offered and the number of participants per tour time has been reduced from 25 to 20.

Here are the currently offered tour times:

  • December 3 — 10 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.
  • December 10 — 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 1:40 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • December 17 — 10 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 1:40 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The Georgian-style mansion is located on a bluff overlooking Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Constructed in 1908, the mansion is the oldest building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. Holiday decorations for the mansion are paid for through private donations. No public money is used.

To make a reservation, please call the Department of Enterprise Services Capitol Tour Office at (360) 902-8880.

Tour guidelines:

  • Each tour lasts 60 minutes (consists of standing and walking).
  • All individuals 18 and over must have photo ID.
  • No more than 20 people can tour per time slot.
  • Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cameras, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers, food and beverages are not permitted on the tour.
  • The mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. Visitors must walk a 200-yard incline up to the entrance.
  • No public restrooms are available.

For more information about the mansion:

Visit the Capitol Campus Visitor Services Facebook page.