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Illinois Governor's Mansion

Closed Now: 13:00 - 16:00
Open today: 13:00 - 16:00
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Gov's pad-ish

I've been here for functions and as a random visitor with friends from out of town. Best feature... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2014
Joey H
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Peoria, Illinois
Quick And Interesting Tour

It had been a number of years since I visited the Mansion so I decided to return. This is the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2014
Jim G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 13 April 2015

Great public space and architecture, the staircase is really grand. The garden could be but it has as many advertisements as it does plants, and they're ugly. Reminded me of visits to cities in India. The facilities are in dire need of maintenance which makes...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Norman S
Reviewed 28 March 2015

While it sits in the center of town, I'd say most just drive by and admire the gardens. Tours are short and not particularly interesting. Tour is limited in how much of the mansion you actually get to view.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank ColdinIllinois2
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The mansion isn't always open. There were very few guests during January. It is a very interesting building. I would love to see the gardens in Spring.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Justretiring
Reviewed 28 December 2014

I've been here for functions and as a random visitor with friends from out of town. Best feature: the gardens.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Joey H
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Learn so much when we where there. enjoy it. Hope will go back down there someday. Learn so much about this place

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank scottd272
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Mansion, when open, isn't really that great of a place to visit. Grounds look like a jungle as they are normally overgrown and unkempt. Interior of the building is for the most part in need of major work.

Thank MsVirginiaLee
Reviewed 2 December 2014

A very historic building, with old fashion furniture. We went there as part of a function and its well preserved and pretty. The grounds are well kept and if you come to Springfield I would recommend a visit

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 18 November 2014

If you get the chance to tour this home, do it! It is well worth taking time to visit one of the oldest Governor's Mansion's in the United States. Expecially during the holiday season.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Nick L
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Typical of Illinois government the sign says one thing but the gates are closed. Left a bad taste in my mouth but whatever.

1  Thank Jcwillia1
Reviewed 2 October 2014

It had been a number of years since I visited the Mansion so I decided to return. This is the largest and third oldest governor’s mansion in America. The gardens were in bloom and are small but beautiful. The guide explained the use to which...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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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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