An estimated 20,000 visitors a year pass through the doors of the Residence for receptions, dinners, meetings, and public tours.
Docent-led tours of the Wisconsin Governor’s Residence are offered in the spring and summer. The guided tours will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes and will include a historical account of the rooms on the first floor of the Residence. Visitors will also have the opportunity to walk the grounds to view the stunning gardens and beautiful Lake Mendota.
Tour Season begins Thursday, April 4th, 2019 and concludes August 29th,2019. Two Saturdays have been added in addition to the Thursday times:
- each Thursday from 1-3PM. AND
- Saturday, June 15th, 2019 from 10AM-12PM
- Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 10AM-12PM
Self-led Holiday Tours are also offered during the holiday season and begin just after Thanksgiving (specific tour times to be announced Fall 2019).
There is no charge for admission. Groups and school tours of 20 or more are required to make a reservation by calling (608) 246-5501 or emailing Ashley.Franz@wisconsin.gov
The Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison’s northeast side of the Village of Maple Bluff. The Residence is handicapped accessible. Parking is available on the street.
Guided tours of the Executive Residence are a total volunteer effort. Our knowledgeable group of 30+ docents is extremely dedicated with many having volunteered under numerous administrations.