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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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This is a great example of how Illinois wastes it's money. Provide a great mansion for our governor... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Hickuba
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Springfield, Illinois
Sad commentary on state's political woes

Visited during previous governor's term and it was a disgrace to the taxpayers of Illinois... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Abenture
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Elmwood Park, 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 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank emmav738
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gbeltz325
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jim p
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Edward S
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
5  Thank Hickuba
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank CruiserIllinois
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited during previous governor's term and it was a disgrace to the taxpayers of Illinois. Considering the luminaries (Lincoln, Roosevelt etc...) that have either lived or visited, I am ashamed to call it the executive mansion. It is still a beautiful historic site very much...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Abenture
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Tour guide knowledgeable, tour interesting. Doesn't take long. Home has beautiful details and stunning woodwork.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MNoreen
Reviewed 4 August 2016

As a lover of Springfield, this is a very difficult review to write. I'll start with the ONLY things good. From the outside, it is beautiful with lush gardens. The guide (forgot his name) was very kind and apologetic. The tour was technically free, although...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Calguy64
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Thad our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. The house was pretty lovely considering how old it is. It was an easy enter easy exit, dont forget to bring your ID with you. No purses or bags so leave them in the car, also...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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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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