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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

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

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Coastal33668473270
Worth the trip for Tourists

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

Reviewed 15 October 2018
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Springfield, 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 31 October 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
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Reviewed 30 October 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 27 October 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
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Reviewed 15 October 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 17 October 2018

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

Reviewed 15 October 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
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gatzbyllc
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

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 1 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

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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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