Visiting and Tours

The Kentucky Governor's Mansion is located at:
704 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Please call (502) 564-3449 for more information.

Regularly scheduled public tours of The Governor's Mansion are available every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (excluding some federal and all state holidays).

Patron of Arts Tour

The Governor's Mansion is pleased to offer this special tour once a month. The tour will be given by a different guest tour guide each month with expertise in the fields of history, fine arts, furniture, and/or architecture. Please contact us for more information and to reserve your spot.

Scheduling Tours

Groups and individuals are requested to contact the Capitol tour desk by calling 502-564-3449 or by emailing to confirm an appointment. Requests may also be made by contacting your member of the State Legislature. Requests should be made as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. All Governor's Mansion tours are free of charge.

Travel Directions

The Governor's Mansion is located on the State Capitol campus directly across from the State Capitol building on Capitol Avenue. Click the following link for directions and a downloadable map.


Parking is available on Capitol Avenue in front of the Governor's Mansion or in the Capitol Annex parking garage. Bus parking may be arranged by contacting the Capitol tour desk.

Mobility Impaired / Wheelchairs

The Governor's Mansion is ADA equipped with wheelchair access available. Visitors who require the use of the ADA entrance should notify the Capitol tour desk when scheduling the tour. Visitors in wheelchairs or with other mobility disabilities use the specially equipped visitors entrance and are escorted by elevator from the entrance level to the State floor. Wheelchairs are not available for loan at the Governor's Mansion.

Tour Change Information

Visitors should call the Capitol tour desk at 502-564-3449 to determine if any last minute changes have been made in the tour schedule.

Public Restrooms

The nearest public restrooms and public telephones are located in the Capitol Building across from the Governor's Mansion. There are no public restrooms or telephones available in the Governor's Mansion during regularly scheduled tours.

Cameras & Photos

Cameras and picture taking are allowed in the Governor's Mansion. However, from time to time various pieces of art are on display that prohibit the use of cameras. Tour guides may ask visitors to refrain from taking pictures at any time.


The Governor's Mansion is monitored by electronic surveillance. Executive Security personnel are also on patrol both inside the Mansion and on the Mansion property at all times. All visitors to the Mansion are subject to search by Executive Security. No one is permitted into restricted areas at any time.


From time to time it is necessary to interrupt or cancel regularly scheduled tours due to official events or security concerns.

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