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Illinois Governor's Mansion

Closed Now: 13:00 - 16:00
Open today: 13:00 - 16:00
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This is a great example of how Illinois wastes it's money. Provide a great mansion for our governor... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Hickuba
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Springfield, Illinois
Sad commentary on state's political woes

Visited during previous governor's term and it was a disgrace to the taxpayers of Illinois... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Abenture
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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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The Illinois Governor's Mansion has been home to Illinois governors and their families since 1855. It is the third oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion in the United States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in...more
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410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a great example of how Illinois wastes it's money. Provide a great mansion for our governor to live in and not a one has lived in the mansion for many years.

Date of experience: March 2017
5  Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The mansion is nice. We were not able to see some of the guest rooms due to remodeling. The rooms we did see were pretty. All decorated for Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank CruiserIllinois
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited during previous governor's term and it was a disgrace to the taxpayers of Illinois. Considering the luminaries (Lincoln, Roosevelt etc...) that have either lived or visited, I am ashamed to call it the executive mansion. It is still a beautiful historic site very much...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Abenture
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Tour guide knowledgeable, tour interesting. Doesn't take long. Home has beautiful details and stunning woodwork.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

As a lover of Springfield, this is a very difficult review to write. I'll start with the ONLY things good. From the outside, it is beautiful with lush gardens. The guide (forgot his name) was very kind and apologetic. The tour was technically free, although...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Calguy64
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Thad our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. The house was pretty lovely considering how old it is. It was an easy enter easy exit, dont forget to bring your ID with you. No purses or bags so leave them in the car, also...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The building needs major work which has been put off for years due to inadequate state budgets and lack of funds for repair. As an Illinois resident and a local one at that, this is embarrassing for the state.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank davidfitzp4
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can't bring in backpacks or purses, only an ID. No pictures are allowed inside. The guide, Jennifer, was only on her 6th tour and a delight. She was excited about her information and it showed. The mansion is now 47,000 sq feet. That is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Grammanator
Reviewed 3 June 2016

You have to be there right at the top of the hour or half hour. You will stand outside until someone comes to get you. It is free. The rooms are worth seeing, but they do not allow photography. Plus there didn't seem to be...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank janrteach20
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Don't miss this free tour of the Governor's mansion. The docent-lead tour is so informative. You are permitted to take all the photos you want of the outside. None inside. There is so much history to experience. Allow an hour. You won't regret this tour!

Date of experience: March 2016
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spencerb1943
15 August 2018|
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Response from JustinBlandford | Property representative |
The Governor’s Mansion is open daily 1-4 p.m. We will have morning hours 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 26 due to large bicentennial events near the Mansion. Thank you for your question.
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spencerb1943
15 August 2018|
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Response from JustinBlandford | Property representative |
The Governor’s Mansion is open daily 1-4 p.m. We will have morning hours 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 26 due to large bicentennial events near the Mansion. Thank you for your question.
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Debbie H
13 October 2015|
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Response from JustinBlandford | Property representative |
The Governor’s Mansion is open daily 1-4 p.m. We will have morning hours 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 26 due to large bicentennial events near the Mansion. Thank you for your question.
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