Texas' premier historic home has been the official residence of Texas governors since 1856. Free guided tours of the Texas Governor's Mansion are available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and select Saturdays. Tours last 20 minutes and are subject to availability. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance and no walk up tours are available. To schedule a tour, visitors can contact the Mansion Reservationist.