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Tennessee’s Executive Residence became the Volunteer State’s official governor’s home when the state purchased the property in 1949. To date, nine governors and their families have lived and worked in the Tennessee Residence, including Gordon Browning, Frank Clement, Buford Ellington, Winfield Dunn, Ray Blanton, Lamar Alexander, Ned Ray McWherter, Don Sundquist and Bill Haslam.
Schedule a Historical Tour of the Tennessee Residence
Tours of the Tennessee Residence and grounds are offered free of charge on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Times are subject to availability. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the requested tour. The First Lady’s Office will contact you to confirm your reservation.
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Schedule a Field Trip to the Tennessee Residence
Students are invited to visit the Tennessee Residence to learn about the history of the home and tour the grounds, including the Kitchen and Cutting Garden. We offer free special programs for students such as hands-on activities in the garden. To request a field trip, follow the link below, fill out the form and click submit. The First Lady's Office will contact you to confirm your reservation.
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