OLD GOVERNOR'S MANSION
The Old Governor's Mansion is a National Historic Landmark. Constructed from 1835 to 1839, it served as the Executive Residence for eight Georgia governors. Since 1889, the Mansion has been in trust to what is now Georgia College & State University. Beginning in 2001, the Mansion underwent an extensive historic restoration, which returned the building to its c1850s appearance.
To protect the building, its collection, and grounds, strict adherence to the rules, regulations, and policies concerning museum practices described herein must be followed at all times. Because of its historical significance and national landmark status, the Mansion's primary purpose will be to serve as a historic house museum, and the building will be available for tours at scheduled times and upon special request.
Use of the Mansion will be reserved for presidential events and formal events approved by the President only. As a house museum, the Mansion is not equipped to accommodate seated lectures, conferences, symposia, meetings, or extensive use for dinners, luncheons, receptions, teas, fundraisers, or other similar activities. Official university conferences, lectures, or symposia will be restricted to the Education Building. Dinners, luncheons, and receptions may be held in the University Banquet Room or other suitable campus facilities.
Reservations for special tours must be made at least thirty (30) days in advance through the Mansion office at 478-445-4545. A fee is charged for all non-GCSU visitors.
Reservations for the use of the Mansion's lawn or Education Building must be made at least thirty (30) days in advance through the Mansion office at 478-445-4545. Mansion facilities will be made available according to the facility reservation policy and standard space access priority order found in the Academic Affairs Handbook, Section 4.06
Food service is not available for either the lawn area or the Education Building. While the Mansion lawn may be rented for weddings, receptions may not be held on the grounds. The Education Building has limited seating, and may be rented by non GCSU individuals.
While GCSU events will not be charged for the use of the grounds or Education Building, they will be responsible for security staffing fees for events held after hours.
Normal Mansion hours are Tuesday –Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Mansion or on its grounds. Maximum fire code capacity for the entire building is 150 people. Fund-raising events which do not benefit Georgia College & State University are prohibited. Photography and videotaping inside the Mansion are restricted. Please consult with the Mansion staff.
Users of all Mansion facilities are expressly held to the policies and procedures set forth in the Mansion's collections policy. This policy specifically prohibits the use or movement of any piece in the collection without the approval of the Mansion Director.