Planning Your Visit

Governor's Mansion off Jackson Street

Tour Overview

The Governor’s Mansion is open to scheduled tours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00pm & 3:15pm Exact availability will be displayed at the time of reservation.


The Mansion is closed for tours on state holidays and during official functions.


Please note: The Governor’s Mansion reserves the right to cancel tours at any time up to the time of the scheduled tour.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources trained staff and volunteers, called "interpreters," will lead your tour.  Self-guided tours are not permitted. 
 
Reservations are required for all individuals and groups touring the Mansion. Names of all individuals touring are required at the time of your reservation. To gain entry to the Mansion grounds, all visitors over the age of 18 must present a government-issued photo ID or passport matching the name on the ticket issued. Children under the age of 18 are welcome without an ID or passport when accompanied by an adult.  Tours are free of charge.
 
All tours begin at the Jackson Street gate, which is located on the north side of the Mansion between 4th and 5th Streets. This entrance is ADA accessible.
 
Guests should arrive 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time. Guests will be greeted at the Jackson Street gate by one of our interpreters. 
 
Tour length is approximately fifty-five minutes. Guests will be required to pass through a magnetometer upon entering the Mansion.

Holiday Schedule

The Mansion is closed for tours on state holidays and during certain official functions. In 2022 & 2023 the holidays the Mansion will be closed are:

Holiday
20222023
New Year's DayFriday, December 31, 2021Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 17Monday, January 16
Lincoln's BirthdayFriday, February 11Monday, February 13
Washington's Birthday
(President's Day)
Monday, February 21
Monday, February 20
Memorial DayMonday, May 30Monday, May 29
JuneteenthMonday, June 20Monday, June 19
Independence DayMonday, July 4Tuesday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 5Monday, September 4
Columbus DayMonday, October 10Monday, October 9
General Election DayTuesday, November 8No General Election
Veterans' DayFriday, November 11Friday, November 10
ThanksgivingThursday and Friday,
November 24 and 25
Thursday and Friday,
November 23 and 24
ChristmasMonday, December 26Monday, December 25

Accessibility

The Illinois Governor’s Mansion is proud to be fully compliant with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). 

Please inform the House Manager at (217)782-6450 or send an e-mail to igmtours@illinois.gov one week prior to arriving for your tour if your group needs any special assistance or accommodations surrounding these requirements.

Security

To gain entry to the Mansion grounds, all visitors over the age of 18 must present a government-issued photo ID or passport matching the name on the ticket issued. Children under the age of 18 are welcome without an ID or passport when accompanied by an adult.  Upon entry, all guests must go through magnetometers for security screening.

Map of Location of the Governor's Mansion

 
 
 
 
 

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Parking

Parking is available at metered spaces on Fourth and Fifth Street near the Mansion. Also, the Dana-Thomas House parking lot, which is located nearby at the intersection of Fourth Street and Lawrence Street, may be used while visiting the Mansion. This free lot is about a five minute walk to the Mansion.

Photo Policy

Photography and videotaping are not allowed.

Bag Policy

Guests may not bring large personal bags or backpacks onto the grounds. Small bags will be allowed and are subject to search by security members. Unauthorized bags will be required to be stored offsite.
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Visitor Center

The city of Springfield has opened a new Visitors Center on the first floor of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office across from the Old State Capitol. Stop by to find all the information you need to help create your legendary experience in Springfield. 

Springfield Visitor Center
1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5:00 pm
217-789-2360