The Mansion is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines.
Older than the city itself, it was originally built as the seat of power of Governor Generals during the American Occupation. Its architecture was designed by Architect Daniel Burnham, who was also responsible for the city planning of Baguio and Manila.
Its actual construction, however, was supervised by Governor General William Cameron Forbes and Architect William E. Parsons. Forbes adored Baguio and even named the mansion after his family’s summer cottage in New England (‘Mansion House’).
Its construction was finished in 1908 and was officially declared a National Historic Landmark in 2009.
The Mansion is at the east of Baguio City, along C.P. Romulo drive and right across from Wright Park. If by public transportation, you can reach this cultural landmark by riding a jeepney at Lower Mabini Street with the route Baguio-Plaza-Mines View Park. Ask the driver to drop you off at The Mansion.
It is an all-year round attraction so it’s okay to visit the attraction anytime.