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Address: 410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701-1799
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+1 217-782-2525

Historic Governor's mansion.

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Gov's pad-ish

I've been here for functions and as a random visitor with friends from out of town. Best feature: the gardens.

Reviewed 28 December 2014
Joey H
Peoria, Illinois
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The mansion isn't always open. There were very few guests during January. It is a very interesting building. I would love to see the gardens in Spring.

Thank Justretiring
Peoria, Illinois
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

I've been here for functions and as a random visitor with friends from out of town. Best feature: the gardens.

Thank Joey H
Beecher, Illinois
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165 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Learn so much when we where there. enjoy it. Hope will go back down there someday. Learn so much about this place

Thank Scott D
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Mansion, when open, isn't really that great of a place to visit. Grounds look like a jungle as they are normally overgrown and unkempt. Interior of the building is for the most part in need of major work.

Thank MsVirginiaLee
Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

A very historic building, with old fashion furniture. We went there as part of a function and its well preserved and pretty. The grounds are well kept and if you come to Springfield I would recommend a visit

1 Thank Clevlander
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

If you get the chance to tour this home, do it! It is well worth taking time to visit one of the oldest Governor's Mansion's in the United States. Expecially during the holiday season.

Thank Nick L
Schererville, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Typical of Illinois government the sign says one thing but the gates are closed. Left a bad taste in my mouth but whatever.

Thank Jcwillia1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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147 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

It had been a number of years since I visited the Mansion so I decided to return. This is the largest and third oldest governor’s mansion in America. The gardens were in bloom and are small but beautiful. The guide explained the use to which the rooms are put and that the silver pieces were intended for the U.S.S. Illinois... More 

2 Thank Jim G
Kankakee, Illinois
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

The lady giving the tour had been doing it many years. She really enjoyed sharing all she knew about the Mansion. We enjoyed all of the details she was able to share. There's a gate on the side that you have to buzz into to get in the mansion.

Thank aegeeg
Augusta, GA
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1,250 reviews
583 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Check the web site for tour times because there is a narrow window of times. Ring the bell at the guard house, and the gate will open. You walk past gorgeous gardens that are tended by one gardener. Most of the plants and flowers have been donated, so you will see lots of ads about them. We waited just inside... More 

Thank Kay M

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