California Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is the location of Historic Governor's Mansion of California, the former official home of the Governor of California. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located at 1526 H Street in Sacramento, the mansion is now used primarily for public and state ceremonies and events. George Pardee was the first governor to live in the house; Ronald Reagan, who lived in it for only four months, was the last.

The thirty-room Second Empire-Italianate Victorian mansion was built in 1877 for local hardware merchant Albert Gallatin. The State of California purchased the house in 1903 to serve as a governor's mansion. Many furnishings remain from former governors, including Pardee's 1902 Steinway piano, velvet chairs and sofas belonging to Governor Hiram Johnson, and Persian rugs bought by Mrs. Earl Warren. The structure has been renovated a number of times.

The house is open daily to guided public tours, on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Currently, the state of California does not have an official residence or mansion for its governor. The state had built a governor's residence in the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael, which was completed just as Reagan left office. Jerry Brown, who succeeded Reagan, refused to live in the house and it was sold by the state in 1982. Brown lived in a sparsely furnished "bachelor pad" during his first two terms as Governor from 1975 to 1983. When Brown became Governor again in 2011, he opted to live in a 1,450-square-foot (135 m2) downtown loft.

George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and Gray Davis all lived in different Carmichael residences. Arnold Schwarzenegger stayed in a hotel suite (Hyatt Regency Sacramento) near The Capitol when he was in Sacramento, but ordinarily commuted each day by private plane from his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

The Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is one of the 48 California state parks which was proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program.

Governor's Mansion, Carmichael

The former Carmichael mansion is now a gate community called La Casa de los Gobernadores in Carmichael, California. It is located next to Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, the 11,000-12,000 square foot home is located at the end of (6232) Gobernadores Lane and accessed via a gate at 2300 California Avenue. The home overlooks the American River.