Upcoming Events

Special Exhibitions and Programs

At the Crossroads:  The Election of 1860
You don't want to miss this special exhibition, which examines the election of 1860 and how this pivotal event shaped the history of our nation.  This exhibition features the four original ballots from the election, on loan from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.  This exhibition runs from September 13-November 8.   Please call the Mansion office at 478-445-4545 for more information.

Mansion Series Lectures 
The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 478-445-4545 or email Director Matt Davis at matt.davis@gcsu.edu

A Short History of the Campaign Song (from Tippecanoe to Trump and Clinton Too)-October 20, 2016 6PM

Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia College
Creator and Co-editor, Trax on the Trail

with music performances by 
Sarah Kitts, soprano
Douglas Bassett, guitar

Trax on the Trail is a website where scholars, educators, journalists, students and the public can learn about American presidential campaign music and gain insight into how sound participates in forming candidate identity. Trax on the Trail is sponsored by Georgia College.


Blue Star Museum Program: The Old Governor's Mansion salutes active-duty military personnel and their families by joining with more than 1500 museums across the nation to offer free admission to service members and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

Christmas at the Mansion:November 19-23 and November 29-December 23, 2016.  Candlelight tours will be offered on December 10, 17, and 20 at 6PM and 7PM. Click here for pictures from past Christmas tours. For more information, please call Director Matt Davis at 478-445-4545 or by email at matt.davis@gcsu.edu.

Specialized Tours: 

Curators Tours: Click here for information on the Mansion's exciting new tour program. (doc)

Labor Behind the Veil: The History of Slaves and Free Persons at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839 - 1868. Click here for more information. (doc)

Collections Tours: Click here (doc) for information on the Mansion's newest specialty tour program, featuring an in-depth look at the processes, methodologies and styles associated with building the museum's extensive collection. 

Women's History Specialty Tour: The Old Governor's Mansion is proud to present "Power Behind the Throne: Women at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839-1868." This specialty tour is available by appointment only and please read here for more information.

Education Tours: Please contact the Mansion office for specialty tours for your school or civic organization.