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.
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, photo identification is required for entry. Food, beverage, backpacks, and strollers are not permitted in the home. 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, as the Governor's Residence is a drop site for Second Harvest Heartland.
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 special needs. We will need to know the number of people in your group, as well as how many will require special assistance so that we can properly accommodate your needs.
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 tour takes about 30 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.