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New York State Executive Mansion

138 Eagle Street
Albany, New York, 12202

New York State Executive Mansion
Photo: Matt H. Wade License: CC BY-SA 3.0
The New York State Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of New York. It has housed 31 governors and their families.
The Italianate building was constructed in 1856 as a banker's private home. Samuel Tilden became the first governor to reside in the house in 1875, and the state purchased it two years later.

After a fire in 1961, the possibility of building or purchasing a modern mansion uptown was considered, but Governor Nelson Rockefeller fought for restoration and was instrumental in getting the mansion named to the National Register of Historic Places. In the early 1980s, the Executive Mansion Preservation Society was established to coordinate restoration of the home.

Groups must have at least 10 visitors with a maximum of 30 visitors (including chaperones). The tour is free of charge.

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