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Executive Mansion

410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
+1 217-782-2525
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Be there on time or lose out

You have to be there right at the top of the hour or half hour. You will stand outside until... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Decatur, Illinois
Springfield Executive Mansion and Gardens

Don't miss this free tour of the Governor's mansion. The docent-lead tour is so informative. You... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Houston, Texas
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Historic Governor's mansion.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
+1 217-782-2525
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

You have to be there right at the top of the hour or half hour. You will stand outside until someone comes to get you. It is free. The rooms are worth seeing, but they do not allow photography. Plus there didn't seem to be...More

1  Thank janrteach20
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Don't miss this free tour of the Governor's mansion. The docent-lead tour is so informative. You are permitted to take all the photos you want of the outside. None inside. There is so much history to experience. Allow an hour. You won't regret this tour!

1  Thank MarshaW51
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We took a tour of the mansion and found it fun and entertaining. The tour guide was friendly and helpful. We went on a tour with a school group and everyone appeared to enjoy the experience.

1  Thank Erie Deneal J
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Because it was January and a foot of snow on the ground, I was the only tourist to go inside. It was amazing and so much history. I wish I could have taken picture, they were not allowed. Some of the rooms in the Mansion...More

2  Thank lovingMOM328
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We rode with the Governor down old Rt66 he had about 300 of his closest biker friends over for a BBQ. The food was great, had a band there that was out standing. ( Out standing in the street ) The Governor closed the street...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The mansion is the third longest residence of a governor in the United States. The house was constructed between 1853-55 and has been lived in since. The house is currently undergoing major works and it is much needed repairs. Once the restoration is complete it...More

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We missed the tour, so we walked the entire perimeter of the property. Beautiful grounds. The outer appeareance of the Mansion looks Beautiful. We understand that renevation are occuring to the interiro. They do two tours a day. Try to catch one. Wish we would...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The Executive Mansion is beautiful, but does need a lot of work. The floors squeak too. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and are the only areas that photography is allowed, which is different from several other Executive Mansions that we have visited, such as KY...More

1  Thank Lois42
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Beautiful 3 story home. The first & second floors are used for entertaining. 3rd oldest Governor's residence in the country. Many original paintings and furniture. Tours are docent led. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday morning. The current Governor of Illinois actually lives in an apartment on...More

2  Thank Anita W
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We stopped for a quick visit and discovered that the public can only get in on certain days/times. We were disappointed, but we did get some good pics through the gates. The mansion covers a full city block and we walked all the way around...More

1  Thank Sue C
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Debbie H
14 October 2015|
Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
It is a good idea to call there before you go on a trip to visit it and determine what days the tour is on. But I would still call the day that you are there to make sure that they are still doing tours on that particular... More