Executive Residence

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 as the private home of Madison industrialist Carl A. Johnson. 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 of land 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 includes 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.

2018 Tours will be every Thursday in June, July, and August from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. 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 in the Village of Maple Bluff. The Residence is handicapped accessible.