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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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Nice to visit but wouldn't want to live there.

It was a very interesting location by tour but I'm not really a huge fan of political locations even if it was rather charming. Good for those that enjoy pieces of history tied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Lockport, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Could only visit for an hour and a half on specific days. On complete lockdown, building beautiful grounds kept up. Can't say much we couldn't get in what a shame.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We almost opted not to visit the Illinois Executive Mansion, the official residence of the Governor of Illinois. Located at 410 East Jackson in the downtown area, this beautiful Italianate mansion has been the official residence of Illinois governors since 1855. Visitors are invited to view four formal parlors, a state dining room, four bedrooms, including the Lincoln bedroom, and... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was a very interesting location by tour but I'm not really a huge fan of political locations even if it was rather charming. Good for those that enjoy pieces of history tied together with political figures.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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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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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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 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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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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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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Address: Address: 410 East Jackson, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-782-2525
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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