Published 1:58 am Saturday, December 9, 2017
Several Andalusians were among those enjoying the first of three possible candlelight tours of the Governor’s Mansion this holiday season. The mansion will also be open Mon., Dec. 11, and Mon., Dec. 18, fom 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Designers have volunteered their time to decorate the Governor’s Mansion and the neighboring Hill House for the candlelight tours.
“This is the people’s house and I want to share it with them during this special Christmas season,” Gov. Kay Ivey said.
Tickets for the tours are available free of charge at the gift shop prior to the tours each day. The gift shop is located at 30 Finley Ave. across the street from the side entrance of the mansion.
The interior design companies working on decorating the mansion include Southern Posies, Lynne Coker Interiors, Invision Events, Hollyhock Gallery, Limerence Design, Hibiscus House & Interiors and Katherine Trantham Interior Design.
The Governor’s Mansion is a 1907 Colonial Revival house located at 1142 South Perry St. in Montgomery and has served as the official residence for governors of Alabama since 1951. The neighboring Farley-Hill House became part of the Governor’s Mansion complex in 2003 and will also be open for the candlelight tours.