The Government House is located on Upper Albert Road in Central District. This is a declared monument building that was originally constructed in 1855. It was given significant remodelling after WWII resulting in the Neoclassical and modest Art Deco architecture and decor seen today.
Historically, the Government House was the official residence of the vast majority of Hong Kong Governors. Today, it continues to serve as an important venue for the Chief Executive when hosting international delegates and functions.
During special occasions, called Open Day, the public are allowed to enter the Government House grounds to visit the gardens and parts of the House. Unfortunately, there is no fixed schedule and upcoming Open Days are only announced with short notice. On all other days, it is not possible for the public to enter the grounds or visit up close. As such, the closest view most will get is by peering through the front gates at seeing what you can of the Government House from a short distance away.
You can visit the dedicated website for more specific information regarding the Government House building, gardens, history and function.
Note: Of related historical interest is the Boundary Stone of the former Governor's Mountain Lodge that was located at The Peak long ago. This interesting historic boundary stone is placed along the footpath just beside the gated entrance and is a neat thing to see when passing by.