Governor B. Gratz Brown and his family moved in on January 20, 1872.
George Ingham Barnett also designed the Henry Shaw House, located on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Visitors at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion are welcomed by a talented group of volunteers known as docents. The over 70 docents provide the public tours, assist at special events throughout the year. Docents are trainers, educators, tour guides, researchers, public relations specialists and ambassadors for Jefferson City.
Over 70,000 visitors a year, 4th graders from around the State of Missouri visit the Capital City.
Supported by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council, FMGM’s Arts Exploration program was developed as a new option for fine arts education to educators whether they visit the mansion or explore it virtually from our interactive website.
Friends of the Missouri Governor's Mansion - Rotary Presentation
Rebecca Gordon, Executive Director
Jeanette Dulle, Docent Chair
611 East Capitol Avenue Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Bringing art and history to life
“To live in this house is
to have a handclasp
with history. You can’t
live here long and not
grow to love the
First Lady of Missouri
Geraldine “Jerry” Dalton
The Missouri Governor’s Mansion was
completed in late December 1871. The mansion
was built in only eight months, with much of the
work being performed by prisoners of the
The cost? Less than $75,000 including some
The mansion was
designed by noted St.
Louis architect George
Ingham Barnett in the
Mansard Style . A very
popular style at the
Founded in 1974, Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, formerly
Missouri Mansion Preservation is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan 501
(C) 3 organization.
Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion preserves the residence’s
history though education program and stewardship of its historical
Our vision as a statewide non-profit, non-partisan organization is to
collaborate with the State of Missouri and its First Families to preserve the
Missouri Governor’s Mansion for future generations.