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Tour Information

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.

Tour Schedule and Information

More information about available tours of the Governor's Residence can be found on the Public Tours page. Information about special displays and occasions can be found on the Special Events page.

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:

What You Need to Know Before Your Tour Begins

Please review this important information before your tour begins:
  • Tours of the Residence are always free, and groups may not charge for them.
  • Cameras and video are allowed in public spaces. Please feel free to take photos!
  • Backpacks, bags, and strollers are subject to screening.
  • Visitors should dress accordingly to the weather, as there may be a wait outdoors before entering the Residence.
  • Street parking is available on Summit Avenue and on local side streets.

Accessibility and Visitor 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 and from the lower level. 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 will require assistance so that we can properly accommodate your needs.

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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