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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, photo identification is required for entry. Backpacks, strollers and coolers 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. 

Accessibility and Visitors Needing Special Assistance

The Governor's Residence is wheelchair accessible but has the restrictions of a historic home. 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. 

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. Currently on loan from the Minnesota Historical Society, on display during tours is a collection of dolls modeled after the former first ladies in their inaugural gowns. These dolls were previously displayed in Dayton’s river room. Information about other special displays and occasions can be found on the Special Events page

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. 

Questions and More Information

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