Government House Open Day

download1 May 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm

Government House will be opened to the public on Sunday, 1 May 2016 in partnership with Australian Refugee Association.

His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le will personally welcome visitors into the State Rooms of Government House, which has been the home of every Governor since the House was built in 1839.

Government House staff and volunteer guides will provide an insight on how Government House is used in the present day by the Governor to advance the interest of the State.  Meanwhile, history enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a bygone era with historical displays and memorabilia.

  • Find out who was murdered in Government House and look out for the ghost
  • Imagine yourself dining on fresh South Australian and home grown produce at the State Dining Room table, which will be set with silver and crystal for a formal dinner
  • View where the Governor presides over Executive Council

Tours of the gardens will be guided by the Friends of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Entry to Government House Adelaide is free on the Open Day, although a gold coin donation is welcome to support the Australian Refugee Association.

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