Take a holiday tour of the Governor’s mansion

This weekend the Governor’s residence will open for two days of holiday tours.

Tours of the mansion on Summit Avenue in St. Paul are free and can be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The tours will be self-guided in groups of up to 25 people and the Minnesota Historical Society will have volunteers on-site to answer questions in each room. Each tour takes about 20 minutes.

Friday’s tours will feature a performance by the Armstrong Chamber Singers, with pianist Paulette Day performing on Saturday.

Tours will run every 10 minutes on Friday, December 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Features of the tour include access to the lower level and first floor of the residence complete with holiday decorations by First Lady Gwen Walz.

A photo I.D. is required for entry. Full details can be found here.