The Mansion House

The Mansion House

The Mansion House is the official summer home of the President of the Philippines. It was built on the instance of William Cameron Forbes and designed by William Parsons on 1907 and completed a year later in 1908 and was so named after Forbes summer cottage in New England. It is located in the eastern part of the Baguio City, along C. P. Romulo Drive. It is located right across from Wright Park and can easily be considered one of the most visited and most photographed tourist locations in all of Baguio City. You will find that located inside the Mansion is a museum where there are works of art and other various memorabilia that was collected by previous presidents.

There is a two story building that is adjacent to the Mansion, which actually serves as the President’s residence. In addition, there is a small amphitheater. If you should decide that you want to visit, you will be able to park across the road in Wright Park and walk across. You will see that there is a gorgeous and elaborate gate at the entrance which is said to be a replica of the Buckingham Palace gates in London. You will be able to go through the gate a ways, but not get too close to the Mansion. It is guarded by Philippine marines and you will also be able to see them standing guard at the guard house.

The Mansion marked its centennial anniversary on December 30, 2008 with the unveiling of two historical markers, one in English and a translation in Filipino. Soon after in 2009 in declared a National Historical Landmark.

This is another great place to go and take photographs and is something you will not want to miss most specially if you are a history buff