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Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion

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cost ten dollars to get in well worth it

this place is magnificent awesome displays and very beautiful inside the rooms are huge. the small... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Blackcat B
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Great student guide Heidi gave us the grand tour. Lots of history associated with building... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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Completed in 1839, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. Designed by noted architect Charles Clusky, an Irish immigrant and built by Timothy Porter of Farmington...more
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120 S Clark St, Milledgeville, GA 31061-3336
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All reviews governor's mansion our tour guide general sherman original pieces civil war beautiful restoration local college well trained a wonderful job several questions history lesson answered all of our questions highly recommend this tour great tour piece of history lots of history hour tour
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

this place is magnificent awesome displays and very beautiful inside the rooms are huge. the small gift store has wonderful gifts with lots of history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Blackcat B
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Great student guide Heidi gave us the grand tour. Lots of history associated with building & furnishings. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValerieBenn
Reviewed 6 November 2018

the tour was very well done and was very interesting. Love seeing the furniture that was actual in the mansion during the Civil War.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Took the Christmas candlelight tour of the Old Governor's Mansion and was thoroughly intrigued by the home. It was expertly returned to it's original beauty from the 1800s. The tour is conducted by Georgia College members in period costumes and they are extremely knowledgeable. It...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Esther S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

It was wonderful to see the restoration done. Each year, a fund raising gala is held with the funds going toward another restoration project. It is wonderful to see the work done & hear about the vision for future projects.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The old Georgia governor’s mansion is a must-see sight in Milledgeville. Home of Georgia’s governors from 1839 to 1868, it displays the opulent lives of the slave-owning, planter aristocracy who dominated Southern politics in the antebellum years. The guided tour goes through the entire house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StefanoArc
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We visited the old Governor's Mansion this last weekend, having passed it by on the (wonderful) trolley tour. What a fantastic place. Imagine Governor Brown living there, and cleaning out all the furniture and rugs when he learned Sherman was on his way, then skedaddling....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 1 August 2018

It was an educational one hour tour by a very knowledgeable college student. The mansion was expertly preserved ; some items original, others replicated. If I had known I would have waited until December for the tour to see it decorated for the holidays. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jerika
Kierstin V, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

We give tours on the top of each hour, the last one of the day starts at 4 pm. So if you arrived at 3:30, we could give you a tour at 4 pm! Thank you for visiting and for your review.

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

What a fun, educational tour! It was an hour long, and the time flew. Our guide was a young college student (Grace) who was wonderful! You could tell she really had a passion for the work and mansion, and was extremely knowledgeable about literally EVERY...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BrittanyC1962
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful historic tour. If you like history, this will not disappoint you. The first capital of GA.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Seaton76
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