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Governor's Mansion

The Texas Governor’s Mansion has served as the official residence of Texas governors and their families since 1856. It is the fourth oldest governor’s residence continuously occupied in the United States and the oldest governor’s mansion west of the Mississippi River.

The southeast bedroom became the Sam Houston Bedroom in 1982. This bedroom is the mansion's second official state bedroom. Highlights of the room are the Sam Houston Bed and Sam Houston memorabilia. The Sam Houston bed was bought during the Houston administration (1859-61).


1010 Colorado, Austin, Texas


Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, every 20 minutes; last tour begins at 11:40.
Please understand there is limited availability on each tour.
For security purposes, ALL visitors must make a reservation at least one business day prior to their desired tour date.

When making your reservation you must provide birth dates for all visitors and an acceptable photo ID number (drivers license, passport, state ID) for adults 18 years of age and older. All adults are required to present an acceptable photo ID (drivers license, passport, state ID) at the front gate. If you fail to bring your ID you will not be allowed on the grounds.

Please leave all personal items locked inside your vehicle. NO purses, bags, billfolds or cameras/video equipment will be allowed on the grounds.

Metered parking is available on nearby streets. Parking is also available at the State Visitors Parking Garage, 12th & San Jacinto. Allow sufficient time to park and walk to the mansion.

The mansion is closed usually for a 4 weeks period from mid December on.
The mansion is closed Fridays, weekends, and major holidays. It is also closed for a two-week period in late July/early August for annual maintenance. Last-minute changes can occur.

Call 512-463-5516 for reservations and the updated tour schedule. Tour Information and Mobility Impaired Access: 512-463-5516 (Call for tour reservations and to arrange for mobility-impaired access)

Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas
Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas



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