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. It is located in the Missouri State Capitol Historic District.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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  • At least on this day, the Mansion was not open to the public. You can get a good look at the outside from two sides and look up from a garden at a third. The Mansion is a short walk from the capitol.  more »
  • Absolutely love this tour and building. Such amazing history. The tour seemed a little rushed and didn't cover everything (there were some people around us talking about everything they had learned ab...  more »
  • The tour is free and about 1/2 hour. The gentleman who was our tour guide was excellent. The tour is on the first floor because the governor and his family occupy the other floors. The architecture an...  more »
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  • Jefferson City is a quiet, family-friendly oriented place to visit and live. It has low crime and beautiful, well-kept gardens throughout the city. Enjoy the Capital on a self-esteem guided tour, the Governor's Mansion, the Carnahan and Botanical gardens, and much more! Rent is very affordable, business is steady. I really enjoy living here.
  • I love you and I want to go in a toilet one day it will be nice for me to take a tour in it
  • Hell I'd prop my cowboy boots up in this place love history I'm furious with bethany mo if I was gov I'd rip that town along with Platte country a new one il never been apart of my son's life and I have proof they planned this out nps scam yeah q qclearnce messing my life up .

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