The First Lady of South Dakota, Linda Daugaard, announced today that she and Gov. Dennis Daugaard are opening their home, the Governor’s Mansion to the public for tours this summer.
“The Governor’s Mansion belongs to the people of South Dakota, ” said Mrs. Daugaard. “Dennis and I are honored to stay in such a beautiful home, and we want every South Dakotan to enjoy it.” Out-of-state guests are welcome to tour the home this summer as well – it’s open to anyone!
The 14,000-square-foot home was completed in 2005. It was constructed by relying entirely on private donations. The home sits on the east shore of Capitol Lake, it includes living quarters for the Governor’s family and additional space for hosting official functions. The previous Governor’s residence was built in 1937 and was moved to clear space for the new home.
The tours will be conducted weekly on Wednesday’s in June, July, and August. The 30-minute tours, for groups up to 30 people, will begin at 10:00 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m., and will be conducted by volunteers, including the First Lady.
If you’re interested in seeing the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion on a tour please contact the Pierre Chamber of Commerce at 605-224-7361.