Tour the Mansion

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is open to the public for guided tours.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

* Tours begin on the hour (last tour begins at 4 p.m.)
* The Mansion is closed on Mondays, holidays (including Mother's and Father's Day), the week before Thanksgiving, and the week after Christmas.

Admission rates

  • $10 for Adults
  • $7 for pre-booked adult groups**
  • $7 Senior Citizens (60 years and older)
  • $2 Students
  • Free to children under 6 and all GC faculty, staff, and students!

 

*Prices do not include tax
**10+ visitors required for this rate

 

Questions? Call 478-445-4545 Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion offers an opportunity for students to learn history through educational tours. Students gain a better understanding of Georgia history by comparing and contrasting present day experiences with those of the past.

Students on tour will:

  • Determine the ways people's lives have changed over time.
  • Explain how and why these changes occurred.
  • Identify famous Georgians and cite accomplishments.
  • Identify contributions made by various ethnic groups to the development of Georgia.
  • Trace the westward expansion of Georgia after the American Revolution.
  • Examine and analyze political, economic, social, demographic and cultural characteristics of antebellum Georgia and compare with other areas of the United States.
  • Analyze Georgia's role in the Civil War from secession through Reconstruction, and examine the war's impact on the state.

 

In order to prepare your students for their tour and to review the information afterwards, a teacher's study guide, pre-tour and post-tour activities are now available at our educational web site. We strongly urge you to reinforce the students' learning experience with these activities.

The admission price for schools is $2 per person and that also applies to any teachers or chaperones who will also be attending.

  

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion offers a variety of specialty tours that go beyond the information presented in our daily, docent-led tours. Information about when the tours are offered and how to book is located in the flyers for each tour. If you have questions, please contact the Mansion for more details. These tours are available by reservation only. Normal admission rates do not apply to specialty tours.

Curator's Tour: The Curator’s Tour is an in-depth look at the Old Governor’s Mansion led by a museum curator. Focusing on the restoration, the mansion’s curator will discuss the various issues of preservation, interpretation, and collections issues that played a role in bringing the mansion back to its antebellum splendor. For more information download the flyer here.

Labor Behind the Veil Tour: The purpose of creating a slave tour about the Old Governor’s Mansion is to interpret antebellum life through the perspective of slaves and the free persons who worked here. The standard tour at the Old Governor’s Mansion already acknowledges aspects of the lives of the slaves, however this presentation is the typical “top down” history which focuses on the lives of the governors, their families and their prominent guests. This tour will present a “bottom up” view of the Old Governor’s Mansion. For more information download the flyer here.

Collections Tours: The Collections Tour, hosted by the Mansion Curator, provides visitors with an opportunity to hear an in-depth discussion of the Mansion’s varied material and textile collections, the process of building the collection following the $9.5 million dollar restoration of the structure, and culminating in the methodologies employed in locating both original and period appropriate pieces and materials for display within the museum. For more information download the flyer here.

Women's History Specialty Tour: Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is proud to present "Power Behind the Throne: Women at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839-1868." This tour will focus on not only the women, both black and white, of the Mansion during the time of the governors but also about women's roles in the 19th century.

Group tours are by reservation only.

To schedule a tour for your group, please click the button below and fill out the form. A Mansion staff member will then get back to you to confirm your date and time and answer any additional questions you may have.

Click Here to Schedule a Tour

All tours are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. To assure you and your students a rewarding, educational experience, tour groups cannot exceed 40 students. The Mansion is, after all, a house, and we want your students to be able to see and hear at all times. Each group of 20 or more will be divided in half after the orientation session.

Tours last approximately 50 minutes, so plan on a one-hour visit. Park school buses in the designated area on South Clarke Street in front of the Mansion.