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2018 Tour Schedule

The Governor's Residence will host seven public interior tours during the months of June, July, and August!

Tour dates are available on the following Tuesdays:

  • June 12 and June 26
  • July 10 and July 24
  • July 31: Open House Evening Tour (No reservations required, see information below for specific details)
  • August 7 and August 21

Interior tours begin every 10 minutes between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see the information below to request a tour time. The gardens and ground will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tour dates are subject to change. Groups who would be impacted by any changes will be informed in as timely manner as possible.

Reservations

Reservations fill up quickly! Please email us at residence.gov@state.mn.us with the first and last names of each person in your group, plus a few dates and times (see above) that you would prefer for your tour. Reservations are only accepted by email. You will be contacted with availability and a confirmation email will be sent for you to print and bring with you to your tour. Please allow up to 10 days to process your request. Once all the time slots are filled, guest will be able to visit the grounds but will be unable to enter the Governor's Residence.

Accessibility and Visitors Needing Assistance

The Governor's Residence is wheelchair accessible but has restrictions as a historic home. There is an elevator in the Residence for transportation to and from the main level to the lower level of the 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 needs. We will need to know the number of people in your group, as well as how many individuals will require assistance so we can properly accommodate any needs. If you have questions, please let us know.

Need to Know Information Before Your Tour

  • Tours of the Residence are always free and groups may not charge for them.
  • Photos and video are allowed in the public spaces.
  • 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 tours.
  • Free street parking is available on Summit Avenue and local side streets.

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.

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