The home of Virginia governors since the early 1800s, this Federal-style house is located in Capitol Square. It is the...
moreThe home of Virginia governors since the early 1800s, this Federal-style house is located in Capitol Square. It is the oldest governor's mansion in continuous use in the country. Confederate general Robert E. Lee lay in state in one of the rooms. Prominent governors that have resided in the home include Harry Byrd, who later served 32 years in the US Senate and L. Douglas Wilder, the first elected African-American governor in the country. The home can be toured by appointment only during the designated hours.less
Capitol Square is outstanding well protected in on damage from the recent unrest which is unjustified. The guard at the gate for the executive mansion was spontaneously helpful and answered a lot of...more
Arrived early on a Friday morning. The governor's wife greeted us as she was preparing to welcome a number of children. The rooms on the first floor were staffed by friendly, knowledgeable docents....more