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Illinois Governor's Mansion

Closed Now: 13:00 - 16:00
Open today: 13:00 - 16:00
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A great stop to visit

We took a tour of the mansion and found it fun and entertaining. The tour guide was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Erie Deneal J
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Davenport, United States
Beautiful Home

The Executive Mansion is beautiful, but does need a lot of work. The floors squeak too. The... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2015
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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 10 April 2016

We took a tour of the mansion and found it fun and entertaining. The tour guide was friendly and helpful. We went on a tour with a school group and everyone appeared to enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Erie Deneal J
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Because it was January and a foot of snow on the ground, I was the only tourist to go inside. It was amazing and so much history. I wish I could have taken picture, they were not allowed. Some of the rooms in the Mansion...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank lovingMOM328
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We rode with the Governor down old Rt66 he had about 300 of his closest biker friends over for a BBQ. The food was great, had a band there that was out standing. ( Out standing in the street ) The Governor closed the street...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The mansion is the third longest residence of a governor in the United States. The house was constructed between 1853-55 and has been lived in since. The house is currently undergoing major works and it is much needed repairs. Once the restoration is complete it...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We missed the tour, so we walked the entire perimeter of the property. Beautiful grounds. The outer appeareance of the Mansion looks Beautiful. We understand that renevation are occuring to the interiro. They do two tours a day. Try to catch one. Wish we would...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Executive Mansion is beautiful, but does need a lot of work. The floors squeak too. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and are the only areas that photography is allowed, which is different from several other Executive Mansions that we have visited, such as KY...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Lois42
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Beautiful 3 story home. The first & second floors are used for entertaining. 3rd oldest Governor's residence in the country. Many original paintings and furniture. Tours are docent led. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday morning. The current Governor of Illinois actually lives in an apartment on...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Anita W
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stopped for a quick visit and discovered that the public can only get in on certain days/times. We were disappointed, but we did get some good pics through the gates. The mansion covers a full city block and we walked all the way around...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 25 July 2015

What a hideous shame that the corrupt government of Illinois allows the filthy rich Governor to live in Chicago while our tax dollars go into a run down shell of this beautiful mansion!!!!!!

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank erik35ftl
Reviewed 14 July 2015

There is so much history on display! From the dishes in the formal dining area, to the unique "what-nots" with so much symbolism. Truely a great experience, great meeting the Governor.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Dr. Orville B. J
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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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