Welcome to the official web site of Friends of the Governorís Mansion. This non-profit corporation was organized in 1979 to support and enhance the Texas Governorís Mansion collections, gardens and education programs. The Mansion is a state and national landmark built in 1856. It is the fourth oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States. The Governor's Mansion Restoration Project, necessary because of extensive damage by the June 2008 fire, completed construction on the building and grounds in 2012. Work continues on the parking lot east of the Mansion site. The State Preservation Board worked with FGM during the summer of 2012 to return the collections to the historic rooms in Mansion. Tours resumed in April 2013, and contact information for scheduling a tour is availble on our Visitor Information page. Please see for more details.