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Governor's Mansion, Jefferson City

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The Missouri Governor's Mansion is a historic U.S. residence in Jefferson City, Missouri. It is located at 100 Madison Street. On May 21, 1969, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.The current site on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River was the vicinity of the first Jefferson City Missouri State Capitol building from 1825 to 1837 after the capitol was relocated from St. Charles, Missouri to Jefferson City. The capitol burned in 1837 and was rebuilt at its current site a block to the west.The current Neo-Renaissance structure was built in 1871 at a cost of $75,000 and has served every governor since. It was renovated extensively during the administration of Governor Kit Bond in the 1980s.HistoryFirst mansionPrior to the relocation of the state capital to Jefferson City, the first governors who were from the St. Louis, Missouri/St. Charles, Missouri area lived in their private homes and if the need arose they rented homes in St. Charles.The first Jefferson City governor's mansion also doubled as the home for the Missouri General Assembly, with the Missouri House of Representatives meeting on the ground floor, the Missouri State Senate on the second floor and the governor living in two rooms.
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  • The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful part of Jefferson City and is definitely something that should be visited when given the chance. You can only tour the first floor, as the second and third floor ...  more »
  • Plan in advance. The tour is of the first floor and shows many historic furnishings. This is definitely an important part of the Capitol and the history of Missouri. The outside has many interesting f...  more »
  • Plan in advance and make reservations if going on a school day. The tour includes the first floor of the governor's mansion and is very informative. Children might not enjoy it as much as adults, but ...  more »