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Illinois Governor's Mansion

410 E. Jackson St. Springfield, Illinois 62701

Fri-Sun Appointment Only



The Mansion serves as the official residence of the First Family; a working office for staff; a museum for visitors, and a venue for educational, professional, community, and civic events. The Illinois Governor’s Mansion became the largest in the nation, following the 1970 addition and is the 3rd oldest in the nation.

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 underwent a spectacular, privately funded three-year renovation and reopened as the People’s House on July 14, 2018. More than a renewal of building and landscape, the purpose of the Governor's Mansion has been re-imagined. It is now a place where visitors can get a glimpse of Illinois history, view its fine and decorative art, and experience its long-heralded hospitality. 

All tours are free but must be booked through Eventbrite
Tours must be booked 48 hours in advance and are limited to 15 individuals. 
School groups should inquire about tours by email to
For any changes or cancellations to your reservation please update through Eventbrite.  If you have any concerns or questions regarding your reservation, please notify the Illinois Governor’s Mansion by calling (217)782-6450 or sending an e-mail to 24 hours in advance of your scheduled tour time.

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