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Address: 410 East Jackson, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-782-2525
Description: Historic Governor's mansion.

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Beautiful Mansion well worth a visit!

I was with a group of 30 on a pre-booked tour of the mansion. The mansion is very beautiful, especially in the spring as the gardens are in full bloom. There is beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was with a group of 30 on a pre-booked tour of the mansion. The mansion is very beautiful, especially in the spring as the gardens are in full bloom. There is beautiful furniture, artwork and crystal chandeliers throughout. Yes, it is undergoing renovations but it doesn't distract from its history and beauty. There is furniture that belonged to Abe... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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93 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Tours of the Governor’s Mansion are limited to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and only a couple of tour times each day. We were unable to tour the mansion due to our time schedule. The grounds around the mansion in early May with all the spring flowers were beautiful. This is one of those things that I could either take it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very, very close to the capitol complex, the building is overshadowed by the newly budding spring flowers. It is hard to imagine why a governor would not want to stay here and be part of history, though it seems like the last couple of Illinois governors have a thing about it.

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Springfield, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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 me wonder what the manager does. A major problem is the non-working elevator - for... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 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.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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.

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Peoria, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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

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Beecher, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

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Springfield,IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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.

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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

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