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Illinois Governor's Mansion

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Worth seeing if you have an interest in Illinois history

If you are a history buff, the refurbished Illinois Governors Mansion is worth a visit. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Honeybeezs
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Worthwhile Tour

On a recent trip to Springfield, we decided to visit the Governor's Mansion and glad we did. Guided... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Mike Z
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The Illinois Governor's Mansion has been home to Illinois governors and their families since 1855. It is the third oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion in the United States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in...more
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410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour was worth the long waiting time. A tour bus of folks had priority so we had over an hour to wait. So we walked over to the State Capitol for a short tour there. We were fortunate enough to have two very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Larry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide was very good. The tour was free and very interesting. We are glad we took the time to do it. Took about an hour.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a history buff, the refurbished Illinois Governors Mansion is worth a visit. Our tour guide took us on an approximately one hour tour, which was informative, and enjoyable. The mansion was smaller than expected, but still impressive. The grounds and landscaping around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Honeybeezs
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Built in the mid-1850s in the Italianate style, this 16-room mansion is one of the oldest historic residences in the state and one of the three oldest continuously occupied governor's mansions in the country. Today, it is mostly used for ceremonial purposes and as a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed May 28, 2019

We showed up at the end of the day hoping to catch a tour. We got lucky and with one other couple had a docent take us through the entire public residence. Our guide was an encyclopedia of knowledge about the objects in the mansion,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank flabbit
Reviewed May 20, 2019

The recently-completed renovations completely refurbished the building. Numerous paintings and antiques were taken out from storage, repaired as needed, and put on display. The guide was very personable and knowledgeable. It was an informative 45 minute tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

The mansion has just undergon a multi-million dollar overhaul, but needs a WHOLE lot more done with the interiors to bring it period-ready. What they have is lovely, but there is a lot of empty space and it certainly is not up to the grandeur...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

It's not at all as I would have expected. I was disappointed that guests are not allowed to take pictures inside. I would not suggest making a special trip to Springfield Illinois to visit historical landmarks. The governor's mansion just did not have the grandeur...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Windy City G
Reviewed April 8, 2019

There is obvious history in this place. But you don't see as much as you would expect. And , the tour guide we had clearly had a personal agenda which overrode sharing more history. Would not seem worth doing again but guess one time was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JamesW367
Reviewed March 3, 2019

On a recent trip to Springfield, we decided to visit the Governor's Mansion and glad we did. Guided Tour lasted just over an hour and included all the recently remodeled rooms with period furnishings and decorations. The tour guides highlighted stories and facts about various...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike Z
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spencerb1943
August 14, 2018|
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Response from JustinBlandford | Property representative |
The Governor’s Mansion is open daily 1-4 p.m. We will have morning hours 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 26 due to large bicentennial events near the Mansion. Thank you for your question.
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spencerb1943
August 14, 2018|
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Response from JustinBlandford | Property representative |
The Governor’s Mansion is open daily 1-4 p.m. We will have morning hours 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 26 due to large bicentennial events near the Mansion. Thank you for your question.
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Debbie H
October 13, 2015|
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Response from JustinBlandford | Property representative |
The Governor’s Mansion is open daily 1-4 p.m. We will have morning hours 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 26 due to large bicentennial events near the Mansion. Thank you for your question.
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