Governor's Residence


The Governor’s Residence is home to an exquisite collection of historic art dating from the late 18th century. Visitors touring the State and Public Rooms will view paintings by great artists such as Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, Charles Peale Polk, and Gilbert Stuart, to mention just a few. Many of these remarkable pieces are on loan from world-class institutions, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the American Kennel Club, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Art Exhibtions

In addition to the permanent collection and long-term art on loan from prestigious Pennsylvania museums, the Governor's residence hosts two special art exhibitions every year featuring works by local artists as well as works from museum collections. The latest exhibition, “Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer: A Collection of Photographs from the Morris Arboretum”.

The past ten years have marked an era when the visions of founders John and Lydia Morris were more fully achieved and the Morris Arboretum entered the realm of world class botanical gardens. This exhibit features images included in a book titled, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania: Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer. This collection of 31 magnificent photographs by F. Otto Haas Executive Director Paul W. Meyer, is a tribute to the team of Arboretum supporters, staff and volunteers who create and maintain the Arboretum gardens. The exhibit was installed in March and will remain at the Residence through August 2015.

On display through September 2015 visitors will have the opportunity to view this stunning collection of photography as they tour the Residence. For information on tours and to schedule a visit, please call the Governor’s Residence Tour Line at 717-772-9130.