The People’s House

Welcome to Kentucky's Governor's Mansion, the official residence of the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is a proud symbol of Kentucky's history and has served as home to the state's governors since 1914.

The Governor's Mansion is both a private home and a public building. It serves as the center of the first family's ceremonial, social and political activities. As each governor moves in, it takes only a few moments to realize that he or she too has become a part of history simply because they live in this place.

The Governor's Mansion is the proud possession of every Kentuckian. In 1972 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kentucky's Governor's Mansion is one of only a handful of executive residences in the United States to be open to the public for tours. Thousands of visitors from across the Commonwealth and around the world visit the Governor's Mansion every year. Contact the Capitol tour desk to schedule a visit soon.