More offered in second season of mansion toursPIERRE — The second season of weekly public tours at the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion, beginning June 6, has some new attractions.
By: News release, Office of SD Gov. Dennis Daugaard
PIERRE — The second season of weekly public tours at the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion, beginning June 6, has some new attractions.
First lady Linda Daugaard says those who tour the stately home on the shore of Capitol Lake can view paintings and sculptures of 13 South Dakota artists.
“We have some lovely art to share that is representative of the wonderful diversity of artists in South Dakota, and I am pleased to display it,” the first lady said. “We also have added a wall of governors’ family photos, and we have officially designated two of our guest rooms in honor of former Govs. Arthur C. Mellette and Tom Berry.”
Tickets for mansion tours must be obtained in advance, at no charge, from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.
Beginning June 6, weekly public tours will be conducted each Wednesday in June, July and August (with the exception of July 4, Independence Day; no tour that week).
The 30-minute tours, for groups of up to 30 people, will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m., all Central time, and will be conducted by volunteers, including the first lady.
Those interested in arranging a tour should call the Pierre Chamber of Commerce at 605-224-7361.