Upcoming Events

Special Exhibitions and Programs

Doll Wedding and High Tea, Saturday, April 16, 2016 
The Old Governor’s mansion presents the third annual Doll Wedding and High tea.  Please join us for a reenactment of Mary Virginia Brown’s 1859 doll wedding, where the local Baptist minister married her dolls with pomp and circumstance.  The day will include not only the doll wedding but a chance for attendees to marry their own dolls, enjoy a full high tea, and for the first time witness a maypole dance on the grounds.    Tickets: Adults: $20, Students: $15 and children 2 and under: free.  For reservations please call 478-445-4545 or email molly.randolph@gcsu.edu

Music at the Mansion, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6 p.m.: In partnership with the Georgia College Department of Music, the Old Governor's Mansion will host a concert featuring various university ensembles. This will be a "picnic pops" event, so bring your food, blanket and enjoy an evening of wonderful music. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds benefit music scholarships and the Old Governor's Mansion.  For more information, please call 478-445-4545 or email Mansion Director Matt Davis at matt.davis@gcsu.edu.

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

We will be announcing future lectures in the coming months.  

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.