The mansion was constructed in 1871 as the official residence of Missouri's first family. The state's first family invites you to tour their home to see its beautiful architecture and period furniture, and to learn the history of many of the state's great governors.
From March-May, public, guided tours of the first floor are conducted every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Go to the tours page of the mansion's website to schedule a tour.
From January-February and June-November, tours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Tours last 20 to 30 minutes.
There are no weekday tours in August and December. However, in December the Mansion opens for Candlelight Tours, an event which showcases the mansion in full holiday decor. Free admission. Cameras are allowed.
Packages, including backpacks, food or beverages, including water bottles, and chewing gum are not allowed on the grounds or inside the mansion.