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Illinois Governor's Mansion

410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
+1 217-557-7171
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Wonderful renovation!!!

The Illinois Governor's Mansion had fallen into disrepair through lack of occupancy, upkeep and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sally M
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Arthur, Illinois
Interesting Place to Visit

My wife and I drove down to Springfield to visit the Illinois State Fair. While we were on our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cwillini
,
New Lenox, 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 1976. Over the years, Illinois governors have hosted U.S. presidents, ambassadors, and most importantly, generations of Illinois residents at the People’s House. The Mansion has just completed a spectacular, privately funded 3-year renovation. More than a renewal of building and landscape, its purpose has been reimagined. It is now a place where visitors can glimpse Illinois history, witness its artistic side, and experience its long-heralded hospitality.The Governor's Mansion is ADA accessible and is open for guided tours seven days a week from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Link to tour policies:
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410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I drove down to Springfield to visit the Illinois State Fair. While we were on our historical walk with the Abe Lincoln Museum, we saw the Governor's Mansion on our walk. After our walk, we decided to visit the Mansion. What was...More

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JustinBlandford, Curator at Illinois Governor's Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Governor’s Manaion. We are glad you enjoyed the experience!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Governor and Mrs. Rauner have done an amazing job restoring the mansion after the shameful neglect by the last 2 governors. Best part is that it was all done with private dollars! Amazing!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything has been beautifully done! our tour guide was well informed on the history of the mansion. the tour lasted a little over an hour and was free. an absolute must see !

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People of Illinois and the world ........WELCOME to our Governor’s Home. The home is open 11-4 daily with GUIDED Tours. Cost...Free!,, Come one..come all. Our history, elegance and pride is present in those walls. Hopefully those sharing the space for a time will make us...More

2  Thank emmav738
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The mansion is walled and gated for security in tracking entry into the grounds. It serves as the Illinois Governor's official residence during his tenure in office as business of the Governor's Office is conducted in Springfield. The residence also hosts visiting dignitaries, hosts formal...More

1  Thank gbeltz325
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The state house of. Illinios. Everyone should see this. It sits in downtown Springfield and tours are available.

Thank jim p
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

With walked by. It is under construction so can't go in. The house is large and you can see why it needs repairs. Should be great when done.

Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a great example of how Illinois wastes it's money. Provide a great mansion for our governor to live in and not a one has lived in the mansion for many years.

5  Thank Hickuba
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

The mansion is nice. We were not able to see some of the guest rooms due to remodeling. The rooms we did see were pretty. All decorated for Christmas.

1  Thank CruiserIllinois
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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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