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

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Beautiful Home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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 and VA. Still, it is worth a visit.

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Ponder, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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 the 3rd floor of the mansion. The previous 2 governors lived in & conducted business... More 

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Liberty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 to get different views. Have to stop by on those tour days--Tue/Th/Sat, but don't recall... More 

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Lincoln, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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!!!!!!

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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