The Governorís Mansion State Historic Park was built in 1877-8 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. Open only by guided tour with public tours on the hour, from 10 through 4 daily. Group tours by reservation toll-free at 866-240-4655. Located at 16th and H Streets in downtown Sacramento. (916) 323-3047
Original carriage house/visitor center and a unisex restroom are generally accessible. Historic house museum tours are available hourly. California State Parks is in the process of replacing the antiquated wheelchair lift that provides access to the main floor of the Governorís Mansion with a new enclosed cabin lift. During this time, physical accessibility for people who cannot climb stairs will be limited to the Visitor Center, Museum Store, mansion grounds and restrooms. As an alternative, visitors with mobility disabilities are invited to view a photographic documentation of the mansion interior in the Visitor Center where staff and volunteers are available to answer questions and provide individualized interpretation. It is anticipated that the new elevator will be open and in service by March 1, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience. Parking: Metered street parking only. Call for more information.