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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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This was first time touring the Governors Mansion and we were impressed with the building, grounds, renovations, and furniture and artwork on display. Politics aside, Diana Rauner did a wonderful job overseeing the restoration and obtaining private donations for the project. Would like to go...More
This is a free guided tour. The guides will unlock the front gates to let you on the property near the appointed tour times. Photos are permitted of the grounds and mansion exterior but not inside. You will tour 3 floors. The starting point is...More
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
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