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Tour Information

If you are taking a public tour of the Minnesota Governor's Residence, please note the following tour information below to ensure that your tour is enjoyable as possible.

Getting Here and Entry to the Residence

The Governor's Residence is located at 1006 Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. Maps and driving directions are available on our contact us page. Free street parking is available on Summit Avenue and local side streets.

Upon arrival, be prepared to show photo identification for entry. Backpacks, bags, and strollers are subject to screening. Visitors should dress according to the weather, as there may be a wait outdoors, as well as outdoor portions of the tour.

There is no fee for the tour, but please consider bringing with you a non-perishable food item or monetary donation, as the Governor's Residence is a drop site for Second Harvest Heartland.

Accessibility and Visitors Needing Assistance

The Governor's Residence is wheelchair accessible but has the restrictions of a historic home. There is an elevator in the Residence for transportation to the lower level restrooms, if needed. To ensure that your tour is as enjoyable as possible, we ask that you call the Residence staff at 651-201-3464 to discuss your group's needs.

About the Tour

During public tours of the Governor's Residence, volunteer docents from the Women’s Auxiliary of the Minnesota Historical Society are on hand to answer questions in each room on the First Floor and Lower Level of the Residence. The guided summer tour takes about 45 minutes while the Holiday tours in December take roughly 20 minutes. A selection of merchandise is available for purchase during each tour. The merchandise is offered by the 1006 Summit Avenue Society, and proceeds from these sales help support the historic Residence.

More information about individual tours can be found on the Tour Schedule page, and information about special displays and occasions can be found on the Special Events page.

Questions and More Information

If you have questions about public tours or need additional assistance, email or reference the contact us page for more information on how to reach Residence staff.

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