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The Governor's Residence is open for public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the months of April, May, June, September and October. Tours are conducted by docents at no charge; however, reservations are required. 

To schedule a tour, call the tour line at 717-772-9130. Please have the following information available when you call: 

  • Preferred date and time
  • Name of group or organization
  • Number of visitors
  • Mailing address, telephone number and email address
  • Special needs (The Governor's Residence meets ADA requirements)

Holiday Tours

During the 2017 holiday season, the Governor's Residence will be open for self-guided, public tours on December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m.

Holiday tours are self-guided and reservations are NOT required. For more information, dial the tour line at 717-772-9130.


Watch a sneak peek of holiday decorations at the Governor's Residence here.

Important Information

Tour parking is available directly in front of the Governor's Residence on Second Street. Bus parking is available on the south side of Maclay Street, east of the Residence Guard House. 

All tour groups should arrive approximately ten minutes prior to their scheduled tour time. The tour leader should check in with the officer-in-charge at the Second Street gate. Tour groups must enter the Residence grounds together. 

Photographs are not permitted inside the Residence. Backpacks or large totes are also not permitted. Security measures are in place for all tours.