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Executive Mansion

410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
+1 217-782-2525
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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
Going to be nicer

The mansion is nice. We were not able to see some of the guest rooms due to remodeling. The rooms... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
CruiserIllinois
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Illinois
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Historic Governor's mansion.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
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+1 217-782-2525
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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.

1  Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 12 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
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

1  Thank Abenture
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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

Thank MNoreen
Reviewed 3 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

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

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The building needs major work which has been put off for years due to inadequate state budgets and lack of funds for repair. As an Illinois resident and a local one at that, this is embarrassing for the state.

Thank David F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can't bring in backpacks or purses, only an ID. No pictures are allowed inside. The guide, Jennifer, was only on her 6th tour and a delight. She was excited about her information and it showed. The mansion is now 47,000 sq feet. That is...More

1  Thank Grammanator
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 20 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
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Debbie H
What time is the tour and do we need tickets?
13 October 2015|
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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
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