Alabama Governor's Mansion, Montgomery, Alabama
Alabama Governor's Mansion, Montgomery, Alabama | Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Carol M. Highsmith
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Built in 1907, this historic home has been dedicated to serving as the Alabama Governor’s residence for several decades. Today, it welcomes visitors to explore the history of Alabama’s governors and the beautiful architecture of this grand mansion. 

History

The first Alabama Governor Mansion was occupied from 1911 to 1950. The previous home had a brownstone façade and was located just a few blocks from downtown Montgomery. However, with the construction of I-85, the home was threatened with demolition.

In search of another residence for the governor, the 1907 Ligon house was chosen to be the new home. Over $100,000 in renovations and furniture were added to the Ligon house. The first Alabama Governor and family to take up residence in this second mansion was Gordon Persons.

This elaborate home has over 17 rooms, a swimming pool, double staircase and beautiful gardens.

Main Staircase in Alabama Governor's Mansion, Montgomery, Alabama
Main Staircase in Alabama Governor’s Mansion, Montgomery, Alabama | Photo Credit: Wikipedia – Carol M. Highsmith

Today, the mansion is still used as a residence for the governor of the state. It is also open for tours and allows visitors to explore the history of the home and the states leaders.

How to Visit

The Alabama Governor’s Mansion is located at 1142 S. Perry Street in Montgomery, Alabama. For more information about the hours and visitor information, please visit the official website here

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