OLYMPIA — Holiday tours of the state Governor's Mansion, which are among Washington's most popular tours, are now fully booked. Slots have filled for morning and afternoon tours on Dec. 6, 13, and 20. Each tour is open to 25 guests.
Visitors to the Georgian-style mansion, situated on a bluff overlooking Capitol Lake, with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, will get a 45-minute walking tour of the mansion's holiday decorations, which are entirely paid for by private donations.
The circa-1908 mansion is the oldest building on the Capitol Campus and is traditionally adorned for the holidays with ornate floral arrangements, wreaths, and arrays of seasonal lights.
Along with the festive decor, 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.
More information about the mansion and its history is available online.
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