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Illinois Governor's Mansion

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Worth the trip for Tourists

The renovations were worth the effort and the mansion is interesting. We visit this place for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ken R
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Springfield, Illinois
I don't know

The renovation of the mansion was well needed but I don't understand what purpose the renovated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gatzbyllc
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 4 days ago

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

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The renovation of the mansion was well needed but I don't understand what purpose the renovated mansion serves. Perhaps, if I get invited to an event, I will.

Thank gatzbyllc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent educational guided tour. Free. The beautiful restoration was completed in July 2018. They have a rotating art display and have specialized art tours available as well. Elevator inside and enter on lowest level with no stairs. The only negative is we couldn't figure out...More

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Illinois Governor's Mansion and for making time to share your feedback. We are very sorry for the inconvenience your guest encountered. Please know that the new walkway was installed in order to make the location fully accessible per ADA guidelines...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommended taking a tour of the house. It's been beautiful restored, and there's a lot to see. Our tour guide was great, you could tell she was very passionate about what she was talking about. The tour is free and you enter using...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The newly renovated Governor's Mansion is open! It is amazing. It is beautifully restored and showcases not only period pieces but also displays art with an Illinois connection from many eras. There are over 100 volunteer docents offering free tours. Definately a must see when...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had been at the old governors mansion when walls were cracked and leaking and carpet was threadbare. This newly remodeled governors mansion was absolutely beautiful. The docents did a great job explaining the updates, artwork and history. Absolutely worth your time to visit and...More

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the Mansion. We are delighted that you had a great experience.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Road trip! Following our visit to the State Capitol, we stopped by the Governor’s Mansion. This tour was outstanding and the tour guide provided a ton of great information and had answere for all questions posed by members of the tour group. The tour obviously...More

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our exhibitions will change annually, so we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Visited this attraction with friends. Tour guide was terrible. John was his name. Made it very clear there were other tours going in the house at same time and he "could only do so much with a crowd". Rushed through the intro. Stated several times,...More

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We are very sorry that you didn't have a positive experience. Our goal is deliver excellent history tours and great hospitality. We will address your concerns. Please feel feel to reach out to us if you are in the are again and would like to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Illinois Governor's Mansion had fallen into disrepair through lack of occupancy, upkeep and funding. The current Governor Bruce Rauner and his wife Diane, spearheaded a campaign to restore the mansion to its former beauty. They along with other donors have done a remarkable job!!...More

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for visiting the Governor’s Mansion. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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spencerb1943
15 August 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
15 August 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
14 October 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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