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This page is about the formal residences of the Governors of the American states.

44 states provide some official home for the sitting Governor and the First Family.

Additionally, in some states the Governor is required to reside at the official home while in office.

Alabama

See also: Governor of Alabama
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Alabama Yes apx. 8,000 sq ft $142,954 4 1950


Alaska

See also: Governor of Alaska
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Alaska Yes Unknown $764,600 Unknown 1912


Arizona

See also: Governor of Arizona

Arizona does not currently have a Governor's residence. The previous one is now part of a museum.

Arkansas

See also: Governor of Arkansas
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Arkansas Yes apx. 9,000 sq ft $309,000/ 2 years 9 full time 1948


California

See also: Governor of California

California's former official Governor's residence is now a historical site.


Colorado

See also: Governor of Colorado
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Colorado No apx. 26,000 sq ft Unknown 1 full-time 1960


The western exposure of the Boettcher Mansion, residence of the Governor and First Family of Colorado.

Properly known as the Boettcher Mansion, the official gubernatorial residence is an early 20th century white marble home, built in the Roman Ionic style and located at East 8th Avenue and Logan Street on Capitol Hill in Denver.

The mansion passed through the ownership of many of Colorado's founding families, having been built by the Cheesemans between 1907-1908, upgraded by the Evans throughout the early 1920s, and finally coming to be owned by the Boettchers. It was offered to the state of Colorado as a gubernatorial residence in 1957, in accordance with the will of Edna Boettcher, and accepted on behalf of the state by Governor Stephen McNichols in 1959.

Many of the furnishings are original to the era when the mansion was a private residence. Of particular note is the Waterford chandelier in the main drawing room, which originally hung in the White House ballroom and was given to Colorado on the occasion of her statehood, in 1876, by President Chester A. Arthur.

The second floor is the private residence of the First Family of Colorado, if they so choose. The lack of both space and privacy has led to several recent governors maintaining their private homes instead. Governor Hickenlooper and Governor Owens both kept their own homes, through Governor Ritter moved into the mansion.

The main floor of the mansion is used for state occasions, is open to the public for tours, and may be rented for private events.

Connecituct

See also: Governor of Connecticut
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Connecticut Yes apx. 1500 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1943


Delaware

See also: Governor of Delaware
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Delaware yes apx. 3,584 sq ft $70,100 Unknown 1965


Florida

Florida
See also: Governor of Florida
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Florida Yes Unknown Unknown 10 1956


Georgia

Georgia
See also: Governor of Georgia
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Georgia Yes apx. 24000 sq ft $40,000 Unknown 1967


Hawaii

Hawaii
See also: Governor of Hawaii

The official residence is Washington Place, acquired by Hawaii in 1918. Prior to that, it was the home of Hawaii's last monarch Queen Lili‛uokalan.

Idaho

Idaho
See also: Governor of Idaho
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Idaho No apx. 7370 sq ft $120,739 Unknown 2004


Illinois

Illinois
See also: Governor of Illinois
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Illinois Yes apx. 50,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1855


Indiana

Indiana
See also: Governor of Indiana
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Indiana Yes apx. 10500 sq ft $114,575 Unknown 1973


Iowa

Iowa
See also: Governor of Iowa
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Iowa Yes apx. 18,000 sq ft $454,067 4 1972


Kansas

Kansas
See also: Governor of Kansas
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Kansas Unknown apx. 6,000 sq ft $115,000 Unknown 1955


Kentucky

Kentucky
See also: Governor of Kentucky
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Kentucky Yes apx. 18,428 sq ft Unknown 12-15 1914


Louisiana

Louisiana
See also: Governor of Louisiana
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Louisiana Unknown apx. 25,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1963


Maine

Maine
See also: Governor of Maine
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Maine Yes apx. 10,000 sq ft $537181 Unknown 1919


Maryland

Maryland
See also: Governor of Maryland
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
{{{State}}} Yes apx.30,800 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1870


Massachusetts

Massachusetts
See also: Governor of Massachusetts

There is no official residence for Massachusetts

Michigan

Michigan
See also: Governor of Michigan
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Michigan No apx. 8700 sq ft and 7100 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1969 and 1944


Michigan has two official residences.

Minnesota

Minnesota
See also: Governor of Minnesota
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Minnesota Yes apx. 16000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1965


Mississippi

Mississippi
See also: Governor of Mississippi
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Mississippi Unknown apx. 11,448 sq ft $547,455 Unknown 1842


Missouri

Missouri
See also: Governor of Missouri
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Missouri Yes apx. 4422 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1871


Montana

Montana
See also: Governor of Montana
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Montana apx. sq ft $


Nebraska

Nebraska
See also: Governor of Nebraska
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Nebraska Unknown apx. 15,341 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1957


Nevada

Nevada
See also: Governor of Nevada
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Nevada Unknown apx. 9,361 sq ft $339,679 2.64 1909


New Hampshire

New Hampshire
See also: Governor of New Hampshire
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
New Hampshire Unknown apx. 6,724 sq ft $64,731 Unknown 1969


New Jersey

New Jersey
See also: Governor of New Jersey
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
New Jersey No apx. 11,700 sq ft $95000 Unknown 1966


New Mexico

New Mexico
See also: Governor of New Mexico
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
New Mexico Yes apx. 7,949 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1954


New York

New York
See also: Governor of New York
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
New York Yes apx. 20,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1877


North Carolina

North Carolina
See also: Governor of North Carolina
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
North Carolina Yes apx. 30,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1891


North Dakota

North Dakota
See also: Governor of North Dakota
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
North Dakota Yes apx. 10,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1960


Ohio

Ohio
See also: Governor of Ohio
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Ohio Yes apx. 16,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1954


Oklahoma

Oklahoma
See also: Governor of Oklahoma
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Oklahoma Unknown apx. 14000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1928


Oregon

Oregon
See also: Governor of Oregon
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Oregon Yes apx. 9840 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1988


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
See also: Governor of Pennsylvania
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Pennsylvania Yes apx. 28,500 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1968


Rhode Island

Rhode Island
See also: Governor of Rhode Island

There is no official residence in Rhode Island


South Carolina

South Carolina
See also: Governor of South Carolina
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
South Carolina Yes apx. 16500 sq ft $126000 5 1868


South Dakota

South Dakota
See also: Governor of South Dakota
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
South Dakota Yes apx.14000 sq ft $38,000 2 2005


Tennessee

Tennessee
See also: Governor of Tennessee
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Tennessee Yes apx. 15,500 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1949


Texas

Texas
See also: Governor of Texas
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Texas Unknown apx. 9,900 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1856


Utah

Utah
See also: Governor of Utah
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Utah Unknown Unknown {{{Cost}}} Unknown 1937


Vermont

Vermont
See also: Governor of Vermont

Vermont has no official residence.

Virginia

Virginia
See also: Governor of Virginia
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Virginia Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown 1913


Washington

Washington
See also: Governor of Washington
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Washington Yes apx. 18000 sq ft $200,000 4 1908


West Virginia

West Virginia
See also: Governor of West Virginia
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
West Virginia Unknown apx. 21,000 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1925


Wisconsin

Wisconsin
See also: Governor of Wisconsin
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Wisconsin Yes apx.20777 sq ft Unknown Unknown 1949


Wyoming

Wyoming
See also: Governor of Wyoming
State Currently occupied Square footage Cost to maintain Staff required Year state acquired residence
Wyoming Yes apx. 7875 sq ft $733,031/ 2 years 4 1976