The opulent plantation-style mansion that is home to the Texas
State governor is one of the oldest buildings in the city, dating
from 1856. Although it is still very much lived in when the
governor is in town, the mansion is open to the public for limited
hours each day and many historical artefacts are on display,
including portraits of Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, and a
collection of mementoes from each administration. Guided tours are
offered every 20 minutes during which interesting anecdotes are
related about previous governors. The Governor's Mansion closed on
October 1, 2007 for up to 18 months for maintenance work.
Unfortunately a fire broke out in the building less than a year
later, damaging most of the building quite badly and resulting in
the need for much more extensive renovations lasting several years.
Information regarding the new opening date of the museum and its
new hours will be posted on the webiste when tours resume.
Address: Colorado Street
Telephone: Reservations: (
Opening Time: Due to structural restoration, the Governor's Mansion
is currently closed to visitors. Information for tourists will
appear here as soon as tours resume.