Last updated: 12/5/2010
Richmond, Virginia
Street Address
Capitol Square
Richmond, VA 23219
Mailing Address
Richmond, VA 23219
Hours
Please check the Mansion website for seasonal changes in the schedule. For example, the Masion is Closed from Dec 17, 2010 to Jan 4th, 2011.
Tuesday - Thursday10 AM - 12 PM & 2 PM - 4 PM
¦Tour reservations are taken for groups of 10 or more people only. Tour reservations are taken no more than 2 months in advance
Staff
Executive Staff, Museum Contact
Description

The Executive Mansion is the oldest continually occupied governor’s residence built for that purpose in the United States. The Mansion serves as a home for Virginia's Governors, a place for public events and is also open at certain times for visitors. The current residents of the Executive Mansion are Governor Robert F. McDonnell and his family.

n addition to serving as the governor’s home, the Mansion is also a place of business. In its first century, the atmosphere of the first floor was considerably different than it is today. Until the early twentieth century, Virginia governors conducted their daily business from the front room now referred to as “the Old Governor’s Office.” At that time, it was customary for governors to meet with nearly anyone who called; callers awaited their session with the governor seated in chairs in the entrance hall and likely passed their time lounging, talking and spitting tobacco. In 1902, Governor Andrew Jackson Montague was the first to move this daily public business out of the Mansion and into the third floor office at the State Capitol.

A couple times a month, the chef will be posting on the masion website (see link) recipes and pictures from some of our favorite meals prepared by the Mansion’s Executive Chef, Todd. These meals use some of our favorite Virginia products that we encourage you to try! Keep checking back for updated recipes, event tips, and other activities going on at the Mansion.

Tours are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. (Note: Tour schedule is subject to change without notice, due to the First Family’s schedule) ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL THAT TOURS ARE AVAILABLE. There is no charge to tour the Executive Mansion. Tours last approximately 25 minutes. See the masion webiste for Parking details.

History

The Executive Mansion was built during the War of 1812, which completed the separation of the United States from England, begun during the Revolutionary War.

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