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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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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
interesting

Is nice that they let people visit. We had to wait for our tour and then they added more at the... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
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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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed February 4, 2019

We toured the mansion post remodeling project. The mansion had fallen in to gross disrepair inside and out, but it has been nicely restored to a facility Illinoisans can have pride in. It is populated with many pieces of art and artifacts. The lady who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

I have lived in Springfield for decades and visited the Mansion for the first time recently with my wife. We took the 4 pm tour, but the actual tour was only approximately a half hour in length. The guide explained that the State Police wanted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tommy B
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Wow, The renovation of the Ill mansion is truly well done. The tour we took walks you through the building, discussing the architecture and function of each of the rooms. The furnishings reflect the history of the governors who have lived and worked here. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Is nice that they let people visit. We had to wait for our tour and then they added more at the last minute. Allen was a really informative and friendly volunteer. Not as interesting history as other areas in town. We passed through an open...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coastal33668473270
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Kudos to Mrs Rauner on an excellent job in restoring the Mansion. Tour guide offered great insights into era of each room visited. Furnishings were remarkable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Was not sure what to expect on the free one hour tour, but were delighted with things old and new here in this historic building. Tour begins with short film about the building in the gathering area that is also interactive for families. Lots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smjreader
Reviewed October 14, 2018

As our first visit to an Executive Mansion we were unsure what we might see. This mansion had recently undergone a major multi-million dollar renovation. Your tour starts at the entry gates to the grounds with a brief introduction as you walk up to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David D
JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Illinois Governor's Mansion. We appreciate that you made time to write a review.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

The renovations were worth the effort and the mansion is interesting. We visit this place for events and not for tours so I'm not sure what the tours offer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken R
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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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