In honor of the 2024 Black History Month theme “African Americans and the Arts,” the Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with members of the Thurston County Black Community, will host special tours on Wednesday’s Feb. 7 and 14, 2024. During the 60-minute tour local Black artists, whose works are on display in the Gallery at the Mansion, will be showcased along with short performances of poetry and music. Tour times are set for 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
For reservations visit the Department of Enterprise Services’ website at https://apps.des.wa.gov/mansion/mansion.aspx to complete an online Mansion Tour request form.
Each tour time is open to 25 guests and is hosted by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation docents. Visitors to the Georgian-style mansion, situated on a bluff overlooking Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains will visit nine public rooms.
Reservations MUST be made at least 24 hours in advance. However, tours fill up fast so the earlier you make your reservation, the better. For questions or additional information, please email the State Capitol Tour Office at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put in subject line Gov. Mansion Tours). Adult tour guests must present photo identification and all visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are not required. No umbrellas, strollers or food/drink will be allowed on the tour. The Mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.
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