Sign up now for Governor’s Mansion tours

Staff reportNovember 11, 2013 

Holiday tours of the Governor’s Mansion will be offered on three Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18. Twelve hourlong tours are offered each day in the mornings and afternoons. The tours are free, but reservations are required.

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Now’s the time to reserve a spot on one of the most popular tours in the state.

Holiday tours of the Governor’s Mansion will be offered on three Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18. Twelve hourlong tours are offered each day in the mornings and afternoons. The tours are free, but reservations are required.

The 1908 Georgian-style mansion overlooking Capitol Lake is the oldest building on the Capitol Campus. Each year, it is decked out for the holidays using private donations.

Spots fill fast on the 25-person tours, which always sell out. To make a reservation, call the Enterprise Services State Capitol Tour Office at 360-902-8880.

All tour participants 18 years old and older must present a photo ID to be admitted. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cameras, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers, food and beverages are not permitted on the tour.

The mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers, but visitors must travel a 200-yard incline to the entrance.

For more information about the mansion, go to www.wagovmansion.org.

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