The Governor's Residence

The Governor’s Residence was built in 1909 for the Hartford physician and industrialist George C.F. Williams. Situated at the corner of Prospect and Asylum Avenues in the City of Hartford, the house was designed in Georgian Revival style by the Boston-based architectural firm of Andrews, Jacques & Rantoul. In 1916, the Hartford architects Smith & Bassett designed the north and south wing additions. The Governor’s Residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Groups can take an hour long guided tour of the the interior and outdoor sculpture garden. Reservations must be made in advance.
 
Contact Info
Address: 990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. Hartford County. Tel: 860-524-7324. Website: www.ctvisit.com/listings/governors-residence-tours. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hr. Cost: Free.
 
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