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Welcome to Virginia's Executive Mansion

Welcome to Virginia's Executive Mansion, home to Virginia's governors since 1813, and the oldest governor's residence in the country still used for its original purpose. Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin are the 57th residents of the Mansion.


At Richmond’s Executive Mansion — the nation’s oldest, purpose-built governor’s mansion — the new year presents an opportunity to continue the centuries-old tradition of welcoming Virginians and visitors. With the addition of loaned artwork from every corner of the Commonwealth in the “Art Experience”, an updated website and interior restorative refreshments, 2022 was a big year. To stay up to date on what's happening at the Mansion in 2023, visit the Executive Mansion's Happenings page.

First Lady Suzanne Youngkin poses with young female members of the 2023 General Assembly Page Program.
First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin poses with Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle Sears, female legislators of the Virginia General Assembly, and female cabinet and staff members.
The Governor and First Lady pose with a group of college students from Virginia State University's Gospel Chorale.
The First Lady of Virginia poses with Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Caren Merrick, as well as two female entrepreneurs.
First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin poses outside the Executive Mansion with a group.
Governor Glenn Youngkin and the First Lady pose with a group of Vietnam War POWs.
Secretary James and Secretary Littel are #AbbyStrong on Rare Disease Day.
Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears and husband pose with the Governor, First Lady, Sukenya Best and her portrait of the Lt. Gov.
Welcome Message from the First Family
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Tours are available every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary.

William H. Clarke is a Blackstone, Virginia based folk artist who narrates rural African American heritage of old tobacco farming, country stores, baptisms, funerals and the daily life of his childhood. Clarke's paintings Higher Ground and School Bus can be seen as part of the Art Experience at the Executive Mansion of Virginia. First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin sat down with Caroline Coleburn and CBS 6 to highlight and celebrate Clarke's contributions to his community. 

At Virginia’s Executive Mansion we celebrate African American artists, history and talents not only during Black History Month, but throughout the year. Through gracious partnerships with Virginia education, museum and art institutions across the Commonwealth, as well as living artists, we capture the true spirit of Virginia. Visit the Mansion on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or click on the Art Experience tab to see the newest addition, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by A. B. Jackson, on loan from Hampton University.


Click here to learn more about #HomeHistory and view past posts. To view #HomeHistory posts as soon as they are uploaded, follow the First Lady on Instagram.

Pocahontas Day


Artist Maria Reardon


The Women of the Mansion