Historic Governors’ Mansion holiday tour

25 Nov
Experience old fashioned holiday traditions at the Historic Governors' Mansion.

Experience old fashioned holiday traditions at the Historic Governors’ Mansion.

By Chaundra Paice

Get a glimpse of the past through a “Tinsel Through Time” self-guided tour of one of Cheyenne’s oldest historic buildings.

About the Mansion

According to Christina Bird, superintendent of the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion state historic site, the mansion was built in 1904.

“We’ve had 19 first families live in the house from 1905 to 1976. The Herschler family was the last family to live in the house and they moved out in October of 1976 into the new executive residence.” – Christina Bird


There are 29 custom Christmas trees with old fashioned decorations, found throughout the Mansion.

There are 29 custom Christmas trees, with old fashioned decorations, found throughout the Mansion.

The Mansion has been a part of State Parks and Cultural Resources within state government since 1977.

“The building has always been a state building, it has only ever changed divisions it has never changed hands… We try to maintain the historical integrity.” – Christina Bird


Holiday tours

What to do
Fifteen volunteers help decorate the mansion for Christmas every year.

Fifteen volunteers help decorate the mansion for the holiday season every year.

  • Self guided tours
    • Wednesdays through Saturdays until December 23rd
      • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve – December 24th
      • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“You just come in and can do it on your own.” – Christina Bird


  • Scavenger hunts
    • Available upon request

“We do a 12 days of Christmas scavenger hunt through the house.” – Christina Bird


Cost
  • 1 – 9 guests
    • No admission fee
  • 10/more guests (or special requests)
    • Call for pricing 307.777.7878.
Where to go

Hisotoric Governors’ Mansion
300 E 21st Street
Cheyenne, WY, 82001

Glimpse of a holiday tour through the Mansion

“Our normal tours last an hour.” – Christina Bird


“It’s a nice way to celebrate the holidays.” – Christina Bird


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