Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site

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Southcentral
320 E Avenue B, Bismarck, ND

This house was the North Dakota governors' residence from 1893 to 1960. It was built in 1884 as a private residence by Asa Fisher. At various times he was a wholesale liquor dealer, register of the Bismarck Land Office and president of the First National Bank. He sold this house to the state for $5,000 in 1893. In 1975 the State Historical Society of North Dakota was given the house with the hope that it would operate as a historic house museum. Extensive research and restoration has been completed, restoring the house to its former appearance as it might have been in 1893. Throughout the house are restoration features which are highlighted to show visitors what work has been done. These features include samples of wallpaper that have been exposed to indicate changes in style and taste.

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tours
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Activities
  • Guided Tours
Cost of Admission
  • Admission: Free, donations welcome
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: May 16-September 15, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon-4pm.; October-May, second Friday and Saturday each month, 1-5pm. Groups by appointment outside normal hours; second Sunday of the month, September-May, 1-5pm.
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly