Governor’s mansion open for tours

Friends of the Mansion, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit aimed at preserving and improving the historic Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion, announced the Governor’s Mansion will be open for tours starting this January.

“Touring the Governor’s Mansion is a chance to experience Oklahoma history in real time,” said Maggie Clark, Friends of the Mansion executive director. “Oklahoma residents and visitors from out of state enjoy seeing what the Governor comes home to every day.”

Tours of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion will be offered every Wednesday, beginning January 27, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., through May 25. Visitors will get to enjoy seeing up close many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and in the main entrance, a replica punch bowl from the U.S.S. Oklahoma.

Reservations are required to tour the Governor’s Mansion and can be made by calling (405) 528-2020 or by e-mailing Liz Wood at liz.wood@gov.ok.gov. Guided tours are provided by Friends of the Mansion volunteers.  There is no charge for admission and parking is available in the Capitol parking lot located off of Phillips Avenue. Visitors enter at the gate on the west side of the Mansion grounds.

For more information, visit www.fomok.org.