The Governor's Mansion


Washington’s Governor’s Mansion is the oldest building on the Capitol Campus, and the iconic red bricked mansion has been home to Washington’s governors since 1909. From its beginning the Mansion was designed with a dual purpose in mind, serving both as a space for public events and as a private residence. Every effort was made to use Washington contractors and materials. Bricks for the house came from Seattle; the lime for the mortar came from the San Juan Islands, the sandstone for the trim was quarried in Tenino, and the wooden roof shingles were manufactured in Olympia. The Washington State Governor’s Mansion is part of the Washington State Capitol Historic District and is currently cared for by The Governor’s Mansion Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit and non-partisan organization founded in 1972 to furnish and maintain the public areas of the Governor’s Mansion. Tours may restart in June 2022. Check the Governor's Mansion website for updates and further details: