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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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Very attractive Govenor's Home

Historical, attractive, limited hours, but worth the time if it works out.

Reviewed 1 February 2012
jack96
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Springfield, Illinois
worth the time

Very interesting, in great condition and now, sadly, not used often.

Reviewed 26 January 2012
JimJacksonville
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Jacksonville, 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 1 February 2012

Historical, attractive, limited hours, but worth the time if it works out.

Thank jack96
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Very interesting, in great condition and now, sadly, not used often.

Thank JimJacksonville
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Part of visiting the state's capital city...well worth the time.

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 25 January 2012

This is one of the most underutilized buildings in IL. It is a beautiful specimen of architecture. I'm told that if you call ahead and make reservations you may reserve the Mansion for special occasions if the Governor is not using it!

Thank LV821
Reviewed 17 January 2012

beautiful and no one ever sleeps there! democratic governors stay in chicago

Thank lori p
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I didn't know this existed until I was actually in Springfield and only saw it from the outside, but certainly worth a picture. After all, it is where the Governor lives of the 5th largest state in the Union.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank Erich G
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Beautiful mansion in the heart of downtown with manicured gardens. But rarely used by the last two govenors. Also even less available to the public. A true shame and waste of tax payers funds.

Date of experience: December 2010
Thank Curt F
Reviewed 27 July 2011

This beautiful old building is worth a quick tour to see the fine collection of antiques. The grounds and gardens are lovely, too. Knowledgeable and personable tour guide. Plan to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed 10 April 2009

i wish to thank the staff the night we stayed at the mansion the food and service was something we will never get to experiance again in our lives. the decorations and room were beyond anything we could have expected.

Thank tom54321x
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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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