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Address: 420 High Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-2175
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+1 502-564-3449
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Built in 1797, it served as the residence of 33 governors until a new one...

Built in 1797, it served as the residence of 33 governors until a new one was built in 1914.

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Great Historical Place To Visit

This is a very good place to visit if you are in the Frankfort area. It was home to 33 Kentucky governors from 1798 to 1914. This Landmark Mansion is listed on the National... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2015
Richard F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter . We just walked around outside but it was interesting. I had drove past the building many times and had not paid any attention to what it was.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This building, once home to Ky's governor, then restored and home to our Lt. Governor is now used for events. Next to the Ky History Center, it is appointed with Ky furniture. I'm not sure when it is open, but I do not think it is every day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is a very good place to visit if you are in the Frankfort area. It was home to 33 Kentucky governors from 1798 to 1914. This Landmark Mansion is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and notable for the seven U.S. Presidents who have visited here. You can walk around the outside but, you have to call... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Unless somebody told you, it would be difficult to distinguish this large brick two-story building from many of the others in this part of town. There is not much to see and minimal landscaping, unlike the current governor's mansion. Tours inside are by reservation only.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

It was really pretty at night all lit up but some of my pictures were hard to get. Had to go back during the day to get pictures. The flowers were really pretty.

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Nashville, TN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Following the instructions for the old governor's mansion website, we called the phone number listed to make an appointment for a tour. We love visiting historic structures, and we looked forward to seeing this one. The woman who answered the phone agreed to give us a tour, but when we arrived the next day to take the tour, she never... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

The tour showed some neat old architecture but wasn't really that awesome. I mean this is like visiting with the World Series runner up. If you like old buildings that have been kept up very nicely then enjoy.

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3 Thank Philcoleman
Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I first visited the mansion at a reception years ago hosted by the governor and first lady of Kentucky for government employees. I have enjoyed seeing it numerous times since. It has been renovated and is still a beautiful old home although no longer used as a residence for the Lt. Governor.

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1 Thank P S
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

Has the largest circular staircase in the world that is not supported. The rest of the place is unique as well. Check it out definitely.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Had the privilege of giving tours after it had been redecorated. The decorators did an excellent job. Still used alot of original antiques. Loved learning the history of the mansion and some of the furniture.

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