***Construction Notice*** Beginning July 16th, accessible tours of the first floor of the Governor's Mansion will be temporarily suspended to allow for painting and refinishing the hardwood floors. Work on the first floor is expected to be completed by September 10th. For more information, please call (916) 323-3047.
The Governorís Mansion State Historic Park was built in 1877 for hardware merchant Albert Gallatin and later home to novelist Lincoln Steffens. From 1903 to 1967, this ornate mansion served as home for 13 California governors and their families. The resulting mix of styles and stories make this still lovely home a place that truly gives visitors an inside peek at the daily lives of some of Californiaís more famous citizens. Entry to the Mansion is by guided tour only. Guides conduct tours on the hour from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. To schedule a group tour, call toll-free at (866) 240-4655. The Governorís Mansion SHP is located at 16th and H Streets in downtown Sacramento. Phone (916) 323-3047 for more information.
Governorís Mansion: Exterior routes of travel on the Mansion grounds are generally accessible. Assistance may be needed in some areas where concrete driveways are cracked and uneven. An enclosed cabin lift, accessed from the rear of the Mansion, provides access to the first floor for visitors who canít make the climb up the stairs. The lift can accommodate up to one person in a wheelchair, and a companion, at a time. A photo book, available on the first floor of the Mansion, details the rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor. A brief history of the Mansion with photos of the interior is available by clicking here (PDF 1.4 mb). A historic documentary of the Mansion, with a downloadable transcript and narrated by First Lady Maria Shriver is available by clicking here.
Museum Store/Original Carriage House: Interior routes of travel are generally accessible. A unisex restroom, accessed from within and from the exterior of the Museum Store is usable. In addition to merchandise, the Museum Store has photographic pamphlets of the Mansion interior as well as 2 videos available for viewing; a video showcasing all of the rooms within the Mansion and a short 2-minute movie trailer about the 3rd floor restoration. Contact park staff within the Museum Store for more information.
Parking: Adjacent to the Mansion, only metered street parking exists. Several public parking lots are available within a 2 block radius.
Restrooms: A unisex restroom, accessed from within or from the exterior of the Museum Store is usable.