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Historic Governors' Mansion

300 East 21st Street

During the early days of Wyoming’s statehood, Cheyenne’s affluent cattle barons built a series of mansions as a testament to their wealth and success; houses that might be referred to as “trophy homes,” today. In 1904, 14 years after achieving statehood in 1890, Wyoming built its first governor’s mansion, a modest house compared to the pretentious dwellings built in other parts of downtown Cheyenne. The Governor’s mansion was anything but extravagant, and is located just five blocks from the State Capitol in what was, at the time, a middle class neighborhood.

The Colonial Revival Governor’s “mansion” designed by architect Charles Murdock of Omaha, was never intended to be a show place. Although stately, it was intended to be a comfortable, gracious residence that the people of Wyoming provided their governors and first families.

The two-and-a-half story house with full basement and separate carriage house was completed at a cost of $33,253.29; including the cost of the lot ($3,000), landscaping ($2,036) and all the original furnishings. Modern in most respects, the house was equipped with central plumbing, hot water heat and combination gas and electrical fixtures throughout.


vincent degrazio

Thursday, March 29, 2018
I've done this tour twice, once during the holidays when it was decorated for Christmas 🎄, and once when it was just set for normal day to day living. It was great both times, really worth the time and the donation. You won't regret it.

Mark Crawford

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Great tour and even better history. A house that size and the cost to build back then is amazing. They did a great job of putting a historical touch to understand the lifestyles throughout history in that home.

Devin Kenney

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Free, great for kids and lots of fun. Can't ask for much more, can you? Well decorated and great historical info. Lovingly restored several years back

Paige G.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
An awesome place to learn more about Cheyenne Wyoming! Their facts are extremely accurate and pleasing😊

Gail Addison

Saturday, June 30, 2018
What a beautiful city could have stayed extra days

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