Alaska Governor's Mansion

The Alaska Governor's Mansion, located at 716 Calhoun Avenue in Juneau, Alaska, is the official residence of the Governor of Alaska and the governor's family. It was designed by James Knox Taylor. The Governor's Mansion was first occupied during 1912 by Territorial Governor Walter Eli Clark.


The original budget for the 2½-story 12,900-square-foot (1,200 m2) frame structure and furnishing was $40,000 and included planned servants quarters and a territorial museum on the third floor which were never built.

The first floor includes a reception hall, drawing room, library, dining room, office, kitchen, two pantries, and a conservatory. The second floor contains four large bedrooms, a sewing room and three bathrooms.

During 1936 the wood finish of the exterior was plastered over and painted white.

During 1967-68 two guest suites and one large bedroom were added to the third floor.

During 1983 a $2.5 million renovation that restored the interior decor to its original 1912 design also included new heating, electrical, plumbing and security systems.

In its current configuration the number of rooms in the mansion, excluding great halls, garages, closets, and bathrooms, is twenty-six. There are ten bathrooms, six bedrooms, and eight fireplaces, amounting to a total area of 14,400 square feet (1,340 m2).

Notable visitors
  • President Warren G. Harding during 1923.
  • Charles Lindbergh during 1969.
  • Former President Gerald R. Ford during 1989.