Learn more about the Wisconsin Executive Residence at: www.wisconsinexecutiveresidence.com
The Executive Residence, located just outside of Madison in the village of Maple Bluff, was originally constructed in 1921 for Madison industrialist Carl A. Johnson as a home. Twelve years later, it was purchased by Thomas R. Hefty, a Madison banker, who sold it to the State in 1949.
The home was built in the Classical Revival style on more than four acres along Lake Mendota. Although it underwent extensive renovations in the 1960s, the Residence today is much as Johnson originally planned. The more than 16,000 square feet of living space include 34 rooms, 13 bathrooms and 7 bedrooms and fireplaces.
Many Wisconsin treasures may be found throughout the Executive Residence. The wrought-iron fence on the street side of the property originally surrounded the old State Capitol Building. There are 7 major garden areas, including a gazebo and winding walkways that lead to the lakeshore.
An estimated 20,000 visitors a year pass through the doors for receptions, dinners, meetings, and public tours. Governor Walker is the 14th governor to live in the Executive Residence.
Public tours are offered every Thursday during the months of April through August from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Holiday tours are also offered during December. For more details, please visit Tour Information.
There is no charge for admission. Groups of 20 or more are required to make a reservation by calling (608) 246-5501.
The Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison's northeast side of the Village of Maple Bluff. The Residence is handicapped accessible.