Cedar Crest Governor's Residence
This 12-room, French-Norman home has been the residence of Kansas Governors since 1962. The home was built in 1928 by Frank P. MacLennan. More than 200 acres of nature, jogging and walking trails, and ponds surround the residence.
The Kansas Governor's Residence is the smallest occupied governor's residence in the United States; however it sits on the largest piece of property at 244 acres. Frank P. MacLennan, publisher of the Topeka State Journal, and his wife Madge bequeathed their home and land to the State of Kansas. It was updated and remodeled in 2000.Public tours are offered every Monday afternoon, with the exception of State holidays, between 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tours start every half hour and last approximately 30 minutes. Reservations are not necessary unless there are more than five in the group. Larger groups are encouraged to write or call to reserve a specific time. There is no charge for the tour for groups of less than 30. For groups of 30 or more, a $25 security charge is required, payable to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Private tours for groups of ten or more are offered Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. To schedule a private tour, please email the Cedar Crest Tour Director at least one week ahead of the requested time.
The public is welcome to use the trails and fishing ponds on the grounds. There is parking available adjacent to the ponds near SW Sixth Avenue and Fairlawn Road.
One SW Cedar Crest Road
Topeka, Kansas 66606