The Florida Governor's Mansion also called The People's House of Florida is a historic U.S. residence in Tallahassee, Florida. On July 20, 2006, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The mansion, which was designed to resemble Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, was designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, who also designed numerous Palm Beach mansions including Mar-A-Lago. The building has 30 rooms and 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of living space on 1.5 acres (6,100 m2) of land.
Public Tours :
Half-hour, public tours of the Florida Governor's Mansion are available year-round. The guided tours, led by trained volunteers of the Governor's Mansion Docent Program, also welcomes school groups. The Governor's Mansion curator coordinates all tour requests.
Entrance Park And Florida's Finest Sculpture :
The focal point of the park directly across the street from the mansion is the bronze sculpture, Florida's Finest, which was unveiled in April of 1998 by then Governor and Mrs. Lawton Chiles and was dedicated to the children of Florida. The sculpture features five life-size children and a dog playing a game of "Follow the Leader" atop three logs of a fallen tree.