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Address: 410 East Jackson, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-782-2525
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We rode with the Governor down old Rt66 he had about 300 of his closest biker friends over for a BBQ. The food was great, had a band there that was out standing. ( Out standing in the street ) The Governor closed the street for the afternoon, and we had a great time. toured the gardens, and went into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The mansion is the third longest residence of a governor in the United States. The house was constructed between 1853-55 and has been lived in since. The house is currently undergoing major works and it is much needed repairs. Once the restoration is complete it will be a much better historic house and museum.

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Warrenville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We missed the tour, so we walked the entire perimeter of the property. Beautiful grounds. The outer appeareance of the Mansion looks Beautiful. We understand that renevation are occuring to the interiro. They do two tours a day. Try to catch one. Wish we would have had the time to wait around.

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Thank Thomas J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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1 Thank Lois42
Ponder, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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Thank erik35ftl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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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1 Thank Dr. Orville B. J
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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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1 Thank 629pines
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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