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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pennsylvania Governor's Residence and Mansion in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Governor's Residence and Mansion is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg. The Georgian-Style Mansion was built in 1968 and designed by George M. Ewing, from Philadelphia. If you're driving down Front Street and heading'll see it sitting on the left-hand side of the road. There is free side-street parking nearby.

Current Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf doesn't live there and resides in his own home. Currently the residence is used for official work and by state employees. It's also used for special and official events. You can find a list of these events directly on the Governor's Residence's website.
Pennsylvania Governor's Residence and Mansion in Harrisburg

The public is welcome to come and take an official tour of the residence April through October on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The tours have free admission. For more information, please call the tour line at 717-772-9130.

If you plan on taking one of the guided tours through the residence, you should arrive at least 15 minutes before your schedule tour time is to begin. Next, you'll all meet up together as a group and be escorted onto the property. You can't take tote bags, backpacks, large handbags, etc. onto the property for security reasons, so please leave them locked up in your car. Next, you're not permitted to take photographs inside the residence, so you'll want to leave your cameras locked up too.

On the beautifully landscaped property you'll find four theme'd gardens. The Jane Shafer Rose Garden, Penn’s Woods, Susquehanna Garden and the West Lawn. These gardens are absolutely beautiful and well-taken care of. Since we love botanical gardens, we found them to be stunning. If you're walking around the fenced perimeter of the property, you can get some nice peeks of the gardens inside.
Governor's Residence Historical Marker in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Governor's Residence Historical Marker:

This is the present home of the Governor of Pennsylvania. It was completed in 1968 and is the third official executive mansion located in Harrisburg.

1 comment:

jopb said...

The themed gardens in the Governor's residence sound beautiful. Is the building and rooms of the residence also special?