Former Governors Mansion – Bismarck, North Dakota

Former Governors Mansion – Bismarck, North Dakota

Come and visit the restored Victorian two and one-half story house and carriage house that was the Governors Mansion from 1893 to 1960.  It was the home to 20 different chief executives during this time.  You can see the exhibits that show the architectural style changes, and furniture used by several different governors when you take the tour.

The house was placed on the National register of Historical Places on April 16, 1975.

You will see exposed layers of historic wallpaper and paint samples on the wall throughout the house which show the many changes that have taken place over the life of the house.  It is interesting to see the changes in taste and style from year to year.

From Buckets of Oats to Quarts of Oil

Located in the site’s 1903 Carriage House, this exhibit illustrates the transition from horse and buggy to the automobile. Flower Gardens featuring over 60 species of Heritage Plants.

Event Rentals

The mansion can be rented for $35.00 per hour for weddings, receptions, recitals, and other special events, during non-public hours. Events that are educational in nature, are free and open to the public, are eligible for a fee waiver. The mansion lawn can be rented for larger events for $75.00 for a 6 hour block of time.

Street Address
320 East Avenue B
Bismarck, ND 58501
Mailing Address
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
phone: 701-328-9529
e-mail: histsoc@nd.gov
Hours
May 16th – September 15th

Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM

October – May
Second Friday and Saturday of each month

Friday – Saturday 1 PM – 5 PM

Other times by appointment.

Admissions
Free admission, donations welcome.

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