Commonwealth of Virginia - Executive Mansion

Regular tours of Virginia’s Executive Mansion began in the 1970s under the auspices of First Lady Virginia (Jinks) Holton. Since that time, thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world have enjoyed the beauty, architecture and history of Virginia’s First House.

The Executive Mansion welcomes the public for tours at specific times and days of the week

Please note: the manison will be closed to the public until after the 2018 Innauguration.

Tours will resume Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

Directions from Google Maps

For those with a GPS, key in Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219, or use the cross streets of 9th and Grace.


The Executive Mansion is located in Capitol Square, the entrance of which is at 9th and Grace Streets. There is no public parking available within the grounds. Parking can be found nearby at the following:

A limited number of metered public parking spaces (2 hours) are located on the west side of 10th Street, between Main and Bank Streets; on Bank Street, between Governor and 14th Streets; on the south side of Main Street, between 9th and 12th Streets; and on 12th Street between Main and Bank Streets.

Lots and Decks
Paid parking lots and garages are located nearby on 8th and Grace Street and 7th and Marshall Streets. Downloadable maps of nearby parking lots and decks are available, as well as rates for these areas.

Tour Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
10:00 - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

NOTE: The Mansion is closed to the public on weekends.


Same-day, walk-up tours are available without reservations.

Reservations are required for groups larger than ten and are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. (NOTE: To maximize the tour experience, large groups (over 20) will be given separate but adjacent tour times.)


Tours are free to the public.

Reservations can be made by calling the Executive Mansion at 804-371-2642 during business hours, 8:30am to 5:00pm.


Please call for information regarding handicap facilities.

Weather-related Closings

In the event of inclement weather, the mansion uses the closing schedule of Richmond Public Schools.