Historical photographs of Dorothy Hollingsworth (left), Seattle education leader, and William Owen Bush (right), noted Thurston County farmer and legislator.
OLYMPIA — The Governor’s Mansion Foundation is presenting Black History Month tours at the Mansion on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Wednesday, Feb. 8. The 45-minute tours are free and open to the public. The tours will include information about the Mansion. They will also feature biographical information about notable Black Washingtonians, presented throughout the house by members of the Black community in Thurston County. The tours will end with a short live performance.
Exiting tour-goers will receive a special bookmark/flier with information about additional resources on Black history in Washington. Learn more about the Black Washingtonians featured on the tour and Black history in Washington.
For reservations, complete an online Mansion tour request form. Reservations must be made at least 24-hours in advance. (Note: Tour slots fill up fast!) For questions or additional information, contact the State Capitol Tour Office at 360-902-8880 or email email@example.com (include "Gov. Mansion Tours" in subject line).
Tour details Adult tour guests must present photo identification and all visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No umbrellas, strollers or food/drink will be allowed on the tour. The Mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. Visitors must walk a 200-yard incline up to the entrance.
The tours are hosted by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation docents. The circa-1908 Mansion is the oldest building on Olympia’s Capitol Campus. Visitors will get guided tours of the Mansion’s permanent collection of antique furnishings and Northwest artwork, including the renowned wall-size murals of Washington scenes in the state dining room.
Campus parking near the Governor’s Mansion is limited. Please see the Capitol Campus Interactive Map.
The Governor’s Mansion Foundation, independent of the Governor’s office and Governor, is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization responsible for maintaining and enhancing furnishings and art for the public rooms of the Mansion.
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