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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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Interesting. Not long enough, time-wise, in my opinion. No photography allowed inside. New rule... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2019
Dina D
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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 July 5, 2019
Honeybeezs
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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 September 14, 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Really enjoyed the experience of being in the Governors Mansion. My favorite room was the Dining Room with the very long table and the beautiful chandelier.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Interesting. Not long enough, time-wise, in my opinion. No photography allowed inside. New rule since we visited, must make reservations 48 hours in advance.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Dina D
Reviewed August 21, 2019

Great job done bringing mansion back to this stage. Interesting furniture inside. Great tours given from 1 to 4 pm. Your take almost one and half hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

The Governor's Mansion is worth seeing. We did a guided tour that was full of detail and the mansion is gorgeous.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

We really enjoyed the tour of the Governors mansion completed in 2018. It takes about an hour and they provide guided tours inside the historical wing . Very nice

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank familywith3boys
Reviewed July 18, 2019

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
1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed July 6, 2019

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
Thank N916DLracheld
Reviewed July 5, 2019 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
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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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