The Boettcher Mansion at 8th and Logan in Denver, is the living embodiment of Colorado’s rich history and promising future… We encourage you to visit this elegant house, known fondly as "Colorado's Home." Led by History Colorado docents, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours in the summer and during the festive holiday season.
At this time, 2023 historic tours have not yet been scheduled. Please check back for information or fill out our contact form to reach the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund staff.
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Our Tour Guides: History Colorado Docents
For well over fifty years, History Colorado Docents have served the Governor’s Residence. These dedicated volunteers organize and give public tours, serve on planning committees, teach education programs, inventory the mansion’s collections, raise money, and serve as the Residence’s Ambassadors. As administrations come and go, the History Colorado Docents give Colorado’s Home an unwavering supply of stability and love.
Colorado history as it intersects with living history
Serving its iconic role as Colorado’s White House, the Residence has played host to national and world heads of state and dignitaries, including Russian President Boris Yeltsin, President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, Former First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama. This rich political heritage creates an extraordinary backdrop to explore Colorado history as it intersects with the living history being made today. This perspective provides visitors with insights into leadership and the responsibility of citizens for civic participation.
The cut crystal chandelier, which graces the Governor’s Residence drawing room, hung in the White House ballroom in 1876, when President Grant presided over America’s centennial celebration—the same year Colorado became a state.