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Address: 99 Cambridge Rd, Madison, WI 53704-5961
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Governor's residence.

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Go to see our house

Enjoy a tour of the house the Governor lives in and enjoy the history. This tour is best at Christmas time when it is decorated for the season

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Mike R
Waunakee, WI

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Waunakee, WI
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Enjoy a tour of the house the Governor lives in and enjoy the history. This tour is best at Christmas time when it is decorated for the season

Thank Mike R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

What I saw was beautiful, but only 5 rooms on the 1st floor, is all you can tour. Grounds were all roped off. Lake view was great.

Thank J S
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

While we enjoyed visiting the home, and enjoyed the views and learning about the history/construction/etc. of the home, we were fairly underwhelmed. Probably not the highlight of anyone's trip. If you have NOTHING to do and would like a nice view of the lake then by all means go ahead, but its not worth going too far out of your... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We went for the Christmas tour and it was lovely. The staircase is magnificent as you enter and the rooms look out on Lake Mendota. The decor is historical as it should be.

1 Thank gretchen194
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

i went during the time right before gov. recall n protestors were there its pretty but didnt find it spectacular

Thank 101katra
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

By architect Riley back in the early 1900's, this is a beauty. His work also shows up at the Historical Society with original drawings and other files from his personal collection. This was an age of servants and craftsmanship where the houses took years to build. See history if you like this sort of thing.

2 Thank hilloboy
Belvidere, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 July 2009

The governor's mansion opens for public tours on Thursday afternoons. There is no admission charge, but they ask you to contribute a children's book, if possible. You tour about 5 rooms on the main floor and then can go out in the gardens and enjoy the view of Lake Mendota. Tour guides give a lecture about each room. Not the... More 

1 Thank Arleen H

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