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Mansion Tours

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

    * Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
      Sunday  2 - 4 p.m.
    * The Mansion is closed on Mondays and holidays, the week after Thanksgiving, and the week after Christmas.
    * Tours begin on the hour (last tour begins at 4 p.m.)
    * Our Admission rates are:
      $10 for Adults
      $7 for pre-booked adult groups (10 visitors or more for this rate)
      $7 Senior Citizens
      $2 Students
      *Prices do not include tax
      Children under 6 and all GC faculty, staff and students are free!

School Tours

   The 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.
Elementary school students 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.

In addition to the above, middle school students will also:

    * 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.

How to Schedule a Tour
(GROUP TOURS ARE BY RESERVATION ONLY!)

   Call the Old Governor's Mansion at (478) 445-4545 Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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.
Be prepared to give the following information when you call:

   1. Name, address, and phone number of your school.
   2. Name of contact person.
   3. Grade level of touring students.
   4. Number of students and adults.
   5. First and second choices of dates and times of tour.
   6. Any special needs that you may have.
   7. How we can augment your classroom work.

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.

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