The First Lady announces the reopening to the public of the Governor’s Executive Mansion on September 2
Virginia’s Executive Mansion, the oldest purpose-built governor’s residence in the United States, will reopen to the public for tours on Friday, September 2. The mansion has been closed for over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On September 2, the Executive Mansion will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Executive Mansion will remain open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for public tours.
The Executive Mansion will also launch an updated website with more details on the opening schedule next week.
“We are extremely honored to call Virginia’s historic Executive Mansion, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with the 8.6 million Virginians we serve,” First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin said.
Governor Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin will report to the mansion on reopening day to greet visitors.
The governor and first lady worked closely with the Citizens Advisory Council and staff at the mansion to create a welcoming and healthy environment for the reopening.
Visitors will also enjoy a curated, museum-quality art experience exhibiting artwork from museums across the Commonwealth, honoring Virginia artists and Virginia’s geographic regions and the spirit of Virginia.
“We have prioritized works by Virginia artists, as well as varied and diverse Virginia-centric content, through dynamic art selections and artifacts serving as a living exhibit that will change over time. as different parts of Virginia’s history become the focus,” the First Lady said.
“The art in the mansion shows the past, present, and future of the Commonwealth. It showcases the myriad cultures that have influenced Virginia’s history – the good and the bad. We continue to view the mansion as one of the Commonwealth’s most revered historic spaces,” said Betsy Beamer, Chair of the Citizens Advisory Board for Interpretation and Furnishings at the Mansion.
Contributing partner museums include the Library of Virginia, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Art Museum, and The Valentine in Richmond; the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk; Taubman Art Museum in Roanoke; William King Art Museum in Abingdon; Fralin Art Museum in Charlottesville; and more are posted every month. The Executive Mansion also features works by independent Virginia artists.
No reservation is necessary to visit the mansion.
For more information, visit executivemansion.virginia.gov