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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. 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.
First 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. Plan my Jefferson City trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Tourists are led through the six areas of the ground floor of the mansion. The docents do a good job telling stories about the furnishings, the history of the building, and about the various former.....  more
    Tourists are led through the six areas of the ground floor of the mansion. The docents do a good job telling stories about the furnishings, the history of the building, and about the various former.....  more »
  • Mansion is extra special when decorated for Christmas. The big tree in the yard and the holiday decorations give it a nice touch. It is nice to visit in all seasons but the Christmas holiday is extra....  more
    Mansion is extra special when decorated for Christmas. The big tree in the yard and the holiday decorations give it a nice touch. It is nice to visit in all seasons but the Christmas holiday is extra....  more »
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  • People love coming to the Governors Mansion in Cole County, Jefferson City Missouri to enjoy its beauty and many other features. Some people love getting married here in this beautiful garden area too! The building also has open events some times.
  • Beautiful mansion. Incredibly interesting historical location that I would encourage anyone from MO or neighboring states to visit. I was there for a meal with the Governor and First Lady and I was extremely impressed with the food and the entire feel of the location. I recommend checking it out.

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