The Governor's Mansion at 800 Richland Street was built in 1855 as a residence for officers of the Arsenal Military Academy. Sherman's troops spared it during their burning of the city at the end of the Civil War. In 1868 the residence was selected as the official Governor's Mansion and has served so since. The mansion is now the center of Governor's Green, a complex of beautiful gardens and two houses, the Lace House and the Boylston House.
Governor's Mansion tours are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00. Summer tours (June-August) are on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00. Tours are by appointment and are free of charge. No tours are available on holidays.
Nancy Bunch, Tour Director