MADISON, Wis. -

The governor's mansion will be open for holiday tours next month.

According to the governor's office, the tours include a view of the main rooms on the first floor and a brief description of the decorations, including six Christmas trees.

The 2-hour tours, which are free, start Dec. 5 and run through Dec. 15.

Gov. Scott Walker is encouraging participants to bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

Tours are offered the following days:

  • Dec. 5 - Noon-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 -- Noon-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 -- 10 a.m.-noon
  • Dec. 12 -- Noon-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 13 -- Noon-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 -- Noon-2 p.m.

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. It is handicapped accessible.