Cheyenne Historic Governors Mansion

5 Oct

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governors Mansionslideshow with music

The Historic Governor’s Mansion is an interesting blast from the past.  It shows how the Wyoming Governors lived back in the day when they took up residence at that Mansion on East 21st Street.

Need info about the past?

This fine house was built in 1890 to house the governor 5 blocks from the state capital in what was, at the time, a middle class neighborhood.  The governor’s mansion was built by Charles Murdock and was never considered a show place.  This house was home to the first family of Wyoming (governor and his/her family).  To learn more about the past of this fancy place, please click here and scroll down until it says Learn More.

When is it open to the public?

This fancy abode is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM and closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays from September 1st through may 31st, and Monday through Saturday from 9 AM through 5 PM and Sundays from 1 through 5 PM from June 1st through August 31st.  This place closes in inclement weather, national and state holidays, and Saturdays of 3 day holiday weekends.  For an interesting page about the address and phone number of the place, click here.

Information about the facilities and how to get in?

Restrooms are available at the mansion.  The cost is free, except they are accepting donations.  It is partly handicap accessible.  A wheel chair ramp is available at the west side of the mansion, which means that the main floor is fully accessible.  The basement and upper floors are not available, but there is a video tour available for these floors to watch.

Video tour of the Governor’s mansion: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/Video.aspx?ID=29
To take a written tour of the building, go to http://www.ultimatewyoming.com/sectionpages/sec6/extras/govmansiontour.html and scroll until you get the words First Floor.

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