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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Dr. Orville B. J
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Lincoln, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Illinois Governor's Mansion in the state Capitol, Springfield IL is a showpiece of history. It has not been the Governor's home for some time, but it retains its charm as a visitor destination. In addition to making this a summer spot to visit, don't forget to visit around Christmas for another wonderful experience.

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Moline, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This building needs to be turned into a museum or sold to generate dollars for a worthy cause. What a waste of tax dollars for a cash short state!

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Lockport, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 410 East Jackson, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-782-2525
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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