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Trick or Treat at the Residence

Celebrate Halloween with the Governor's Residence! Join us for treats and decorations at the front entrance of the residence from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 31.

All the details are available on our Special Events page.

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Just Announced: Holiday Tours This December

The Governor's Residence will be open to the public for holiday tours beginning Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The tours will feature special holiday decorations, music and more.

Learn more about these tours and plan your visit today. More info can be found on our Tour Schedule page.

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Now Available: Historic Landscape Report

Learn more about the landscaping surrounding the Minnesota Governor's Residence and how it has evolved and changed throughout the building's history. 

This Designed Historic Landscape Report, administered by the Minnesota Historical Society and made possible by the state's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, is available on our Media page.

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Get up close with the Residence

Want to see the Governor's Residence in detail? We can help, with our videos, photos, links, a virtual tour and more.

Get started right now from the Inside the Residence section. 



Welcome to the Minnesota Governor's Residence!

Located at 1006 Summit Avenue in St. Paul's historic Summit Avenue neighborhood, the Governor's Residence is one of the many stately houses in the area originally built for families that today are a part of the fabric of Minnesota history. Today, the building is designated as the "State Ceremonial Building" and acts as the official home of the Governor and family. 



About the Residence

Learn more about the Minnesota Governor's Residence, the partners who support it, and how to contact Residence staff.

Public Tours

Like many other historic homes across Minnesota, the Governor's Residence is periodically opened for public tours. See tour info here. 

History and Preservation

Learn about the storied history of 1006 Summit Avenue, and how this historic property is maintained and preserved. 

Inside the Residence

Get an up close look at the Governor's Residence through photos, videos and other facts and information.