Tour the Mansion

tour of the mansion

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is open to the public for guided tours. The Mansion is fully ADA compliant and has an elevator that accesses all three levels of the house. View the Mansion's visitors guide

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

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Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We welcome all National Trust members to receive the senior rate of admission + 10% off gift shop purchases when visiting our site. Visit here for more information.

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

School Tours

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 resources page. 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.

Specialized Tours

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion offers a variety of specialty tours that go beyond the information presented in our daily, docent-led tours. 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. The cost of a specialty tour is:

Adults $15
Seniors $8 
Adult groups $10
Students $4

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

Labor Behind the Veil Tour: This tour interprets antebellum life through the perspective of the enslaved who toiled behind the veil of slavery and the free persons who worked at the Mansion during the time of the governors. This tour gives a more in-depth and focused view on topics mentioned in the Mansion's daily tour.   

Collections Tours: The Collections Tour, hosted by a Mansion Curator, provides visitors with an opportunity to hear an in-depth discussion of the Mansion’s varied material and textile collections, the stories behind them, and highlights the pieces that personally belonged to the Governors who lived here.

Women's History Tour: 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.

Seasonal Tours

Halloween Tour

Death: After Dark: This seasonal tour focuses on the deathways of the 19th century. Deathways include the causes of death, autopsies, embalming, caretakers of the dead, mourning practices, cemeteries, and even grave robbing. Additionally, this tour emphasizes the inequalities that existed in relation to death in this time period, which varied considerably depending upon a person’s race, gender, social class, and age. 

Adults: $15, Seniors: $8, Students: $4

 

Christmas Tours

Candlelight Tours: These 19th century Christmas tours allow you to experience the Mansion by Candlelight during the holiday season. Experience the museum fully decorated, including a 22.5ft tall Christmas tree and live music in the Rotunda on these historical, festive tours!

Adults: $10, Seniors: $7, Students: $2

Virtual Christmas Tour of the Mansion

 

 

Virtual Tours

Don't have the opportunity to come into the physical Mansion? Check out our Virtual Tours!

Looking for something led by a docent? The Guided Tour gives you the feel of our daily tour with authentic images and maps.

Guided Tour of the Mansion

Feel like exploring at your own pace? Our 360 Tour allows you to control where you go in the home. 

360 Tour of the Mansion

Interested in exploring the grounds of the Mansion? The Virtual Garden Tour gives you an aerial view of the lawn with information on our historic gardens! 

Virtual Garden Tour

How to Schedule a Tour

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 30 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 30 or more will be divided in half.

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