The Arkansas Governor’s Mansion has been home to Arkansas’s governors since 1950. Designed by Cromwell Architects of Little Rock, this 3 story, Georgian-Colonial style home sits on 8.5 acres with a brick walkway that connects the main house to the East and West wings. The home is complete with a formal living room, a state dining room, a library, a grand foyer, an atrium, a lower atrium, and a grand hall.


  • Arkansas Governor’s Mansion (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Governor’s Mansion)
    Arkansas Governor’s Mansion (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Governor’s Mansion)

In 1944, the Arkansas Federation of Women’s Clubs began to campaign for funds for a permanent residence for the state’s governor.  Their first legislative attempt failed, but in 1947, their second was successful in getting a Governor’s Mansion Commission of $100,000.  Construction began in 1947 and officially opened on January 10, 1950 with a well long public open house. 

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