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Executive Mansion

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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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A surprise!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you get the chance to tour this home, do it! It is well worth taking time to visit one of the oldest Governor's Mansion's in the United States. Expecially during the holiday season.

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Schererville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Typical of Illinois government the sign says one thing but the gates are closed. Left a bad taste in my mouth but whatever.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It had been a number of years since I visited the Mansion so I decided to return. This is the largest and third oldest governor’s mansion in America. The gardens were in bloom and are small but beautiful. The guide explained the use to which the rooms are put and that the silver pieces were intended for the U.S.S. Illinois... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The lady giving the tour had been doing it many years. She really enjoyed sharing all she knew about the Mansion. We enjoyed all of the details she was able to share. There's a gate on the side that you have to buzz into to get in the mansion.

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Augusta, GA
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608 reviews 608 reviews
277 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Check the web site for tour times because there is a narrow window of times. Ring the bell at the guard house, and the gate will open. You walk past gorgeous gardens that are tended by one gardener. Most of the plants and flowers have been donated, so you will see lots of ads about them. We waited just inside... More 

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