PIERRE, S.D. – The third season of free weekly tours at the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion will begin next month.
First Lady Linda Daugaard said she and the Governor are happy to again open the home on the shore of Capitol Lake to the public.
“This home was built not only as a place for governors and their families to live, but also as a South Dakota showcase for others to enjoy,” Mrs. Daugaard said. “We are pleased to welcome those who wish to take the tour.”
Tickets for mansion tours must be obtained in advance from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.
Beginning June 5, weekly public tours will be conducted each Wednesday in June, July, and August (with the exception of July 3; no tour that week because of the pending July 4 holiday).
The 30-minute tours, for groups up to 30 people, will begin at 10 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m., and will be conducted by volunteers, including the First Lady.
Public tour tickets, at no charge, must be obtained in advance and will be available only from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.Those people interesting in attending a tour should call the Chamber of Commerce at 605-224-7361.