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Government House is now open to the public! Some things have changed, so check out the video below.
Government House is open (9am - 5pm) and offering first-person interpretive tours (you must book a tour). Our Visitor Experience Hosts each represent a different character from 1905 and offer you a tour and tidbits about live in the early 1900's.
To book your, click here.
VICTORIAN SUPERNATURAL SUPERSTITIONS TOUR - WAITLIST - CLICK HERE
Did you know Victorians believed in a number of superstitions involving death and bad luck. Death was a common domestic fact of life for Victorians, so they developed elaborate rituals to deal with it or avoid it.
Join our ghostly hosts, Rebecca and Mary, the Brown sisters who were maids at Government House in 1905 as they take you on a tour of the museum, while explaining Victorian superstitions and how to avoid being the next one on Death's list.
Tours will take place every 30 minutes starting at 6:00 pm with the last tour taking place at 8:30 pm.
Parental guidance suggested. This tour is not recommended for young children.
VICTORIAN TEA WITH A TWIST
From March through November, the Government House Historical Society hosts Victorian Tea weekends. Held in the beautiful Government House Ballroom, a typical tea includes three sandwiches, a fresh scone and preserves, and a dessert, all served with an endless pot of tea.
Due to COVID-19, monthly tea is cancelled and we are bringing the tea to the comfort of your home through Victorian Tea with a Twist Project. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Your order must be in by Wednesday October 28, 2020 by 2:00 pm. for pick up on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Your order must be in by Wednesday December 2, 2020 by 2:00 pm. for pick up on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
At Government House, travel all the way back to Regina’s Victorian past. Our Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site is bursting with over 125 years’ worth of stories to tell! Step into 1905, and explore the museum, art gallery, and educational centre within for FREE. Bring the little ones down to the Once Upon a Time Room for some make believe fun and hands on learning! Outdoors, enjoy the beautiful Edwardian Gardens surrounding the building — 8.5 acres of lawn, trees, and flowers that make an idyllic setting for a picturesque picnic, dog walk, or even a game of Frisbee. With daily tours and activities to take part in, every day at Government House is a new adventure!
DROP-IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - CANCELLED AT THIS TIME
Government House is offering a drop-in children's activity each Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm starting in February. This activity is FREE but we do request that a guardian stays with the child. No registration is required.
ONCE UPON A TIME ROOM
The Once Upon a Time Room (OUT Room) offers a special place for parents and educators to encourage children to interact, read, learn and play together. The OUT Room features five different themes throughout the year. Each theme is linked with a Government House character. The room contains four separate areas. Each area offers a variety of hands-on activities, toys and play stations sized for ages 2 to 7. Click here for details and to see the current theme.
Would you like to go on a treasure hunt?!!! This summer take advantage of this popular fun outdoor program. With GPS, map and clues provided, you can track down history as you explore the majestic 8.5 acre Edwardian Gardens surrounding Government House.
The Government House scavenger hunts are designed to guide visitors through the different areas of Government House by highlighting a variety of key facts and historical points.
Find the monkey and win! Every month Jocko hides in a new location at Government House. Who's Jocko? The Forgets didn't have any children but they had a pet monkey called Jocko. Jocko had free rein of the house and could be quite the troublemaker. Visit us at Government House and look for the missing Jocko.
Government House offers a wide variety of educational programming for all ages. Each program is designed to engage students with an array of activities to help them learn the history of Government House and Saskatchewan.
Take a trip back in time and discover the treasures of Government House. Restored to the period of Lieutenant Governor Amédée Forget (1898-1910), Government House museum gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th century.
Take a guided tour or a self-guided tour and go back in time to the early 1900s.
The Art Gallery provides opportunities for local and provincial artisans to prominently display their works. This gallery has featured everything from quilting and photography to sculptures, and changes regularly.
The Edwardian Gardens were designed to please the eye (check out the photo gallery below) and delight the senses. Stroll through the lush gardens and experience the “outdoor rooms” – each with its own unique perspective, framed by sweeping lawns that follow the Edwardian Garden design. All accessible, with pathways taking you to a simpler time.
Enjoy the timeless beauty of true Edwardian-style gardens, restored to uphold the rich and majestic history of Government House which features a museum that gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th Century.
Private groups, family groups, friend groups, and groups large and small are always welcome to visit Government House for a tour of the museum and art gallery.
Government House offers a variety of events throughout the year. Some of our annual events include
Visit the Government House website to see all current events.
Want to learn more? Visit the Government House website.