Florida Governor's Mansion, Tallahassee

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The Florida Governor's Mansion is a historic U.S. residence in Tallahassee, Florida. On July 20, 2006, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The mansion, which was designed to resemble Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, was designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, who also designed numerous Palm Beach mansions including Mar-a-Lago. The building has 30 rooms and 15000ft2 of living space on 1.5acre of land.
The mansion's furnishings are managed by the eight-member Governor's Mansion Commission, established by the Florida Department of Management Services. The commission is responsible for cataloging and maintaining a descriptive, photographic inventory of the antique furnishings and articles of furniture, fixtures, and decorative objects used or displayed in the state rooms of the Governor’s Mansion.
Half-hour, public tours of the Florida Governor's Mansion are available year-round. The guided tours, led by trained volunteers of the Governor's Mansion Docent Program, also welcomes school groups. The Governor's Mansion curator coordinates all tour requests.
The focal point of the park directly across the street from the mansion is the bronze sculpture, Florida's Finest, which was unveiled in April 1998 by then Governor and Mrs. Lawton Chiles and was dedicated to the children of Florida. The sculpture features five life-size children and a dog playing a game of "Follow the Leader" atop three logs of a fallen tree.
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  • The Governor's Mansion is a perfect example of old style FLorida architecture at its best. It exudes elegance and evokes memories of a past replete with glory, nostalgia and embarrassment . Although t...  more »
  • Every Floridian should visit "The People's House." Although only sixty years old, it is filled with history and with treasures.  more »
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  • It is so nice to actually, attend, watch, have access to our government in action. Learning the history and having a first hand sense of what really goes on, as opposed to getting information on issues from the various filters of opinion pressed upon us by the different media outlets, is very refreshing!! We spent time with so many impressive, dedicated, passionate individuals.... Our households belief in our form of government has been strengthened. It's not simple, smooth or easy.
  • Walked around the grounds but most is off-limits unless you have an appointment.

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