Planning Your Visit

Governor's Mansion off Jackson Street

Tour Overview

The Governor’s Mansion is open to public most weekdays between the hours of 1:00PM and 4:00PM, with limited availability on Saturdays and during Legislative Session.

Exact availability will be displayed at the time of reservation. All tours must be reserved through the Illinois Governor's Mansion website.

For tour requests that do not fall within touring hours, please contact the Governor’s Mansion. The Governor’s Mansion will make every effort to accommodate special requests that do not fall within scheduled touring hours.

The Mansion is closed for tours on Sundays, state holidays and during official functions. Due to unexpected events, Governor’s Mansion reserves the right to cancel tours at any time up to the time of the scheduled tour. 

Please note: The Governor's Mansion will be closing for tours beginning Wednesday, October 9 through Friday, December 6 due to renovations and in preparation for the holidays. 

2019 Governor's Mansion Tour Policy.pdf

Holiday Schedule

Governor JB Pritzker and First Lady MK Pritzker warmly invite Illinois families to participate in holiday festivities at the Governor's Mansion throughout the month of December. 

A full list of festive activities for the whole family is below: 

Wednesday, December 4th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Open Gates

Saturday, December 7th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Open House with Governor and First Lady

Wednesday, December 11th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Open Gates

Saturday, December 14th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Open House 

Wednesday, December 18th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Open Gates

Saturday, December 21st, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Open House 

Please note: the Jackson Street gate will be open for visitors to take a photo in front of the tree during open gates. The mansion will be open to view during open houses. Reservations are not required during open gates and open houses. 

The Mansion is closed for tours on state holidays and during certain official functions. In 2019 the holidays the Mansion will be:

Holiday DateMansion Hours
Tuesday, January 1Closed
Monday, January 21Closed
Tuesday, February 12Closed
Monday, February 18Closed
Monday, May 27Open
Thursday, July 4Closed
Monday, September 2
Wednesday, October 9
​Monday, November 11
​Thursday, November 21
​Friday, November 22
​Tuesday, December 24
​Wednesday, December 25


Thanks to our recent renovation, the 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 staff if you or a member of your group needs any special assistance or accommodations. You can call 217-782-6450 to request special assistance.

Wheelchairs and walkers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

American Sign Language interpretation can be arranged by the Mansion for any guided tour.  Please call the Mansion at 217-782-6450 or send an e-mail to us two weeks in advance of your visit.


All visitors over the age of 18 must bring a government- or school-issued, valid photo ID or passport to gain entry to the Mansion grounds.

Upon entry, all guests must go through magnetometers for security screening.

Please inform the House Manager if your group needs any special assistance or accommodations surrounding these requirements.

Map of Location of the Governor's Mansion

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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 Cook Street and Third Street, may be used while visiting the Mansion. This free lot is about a five minute walk to the Mansion.

Photo Policy

Flash photography is not allowed in the Governor’s Mansion. Non-flash photography and videotaping is allowed in designated spaces during tours, which will be announced by your interpreter. The use of selfie sticks is prohibited.

Bag Policy

Visitors to the Governor’s Mansion for guided tours may not bring large personal bags or backpacks onto the Mansion grounds. Mansion grounds do not have lockers or storage facilities on site. Small bags will be allowed and are subject to search by members of security. Visitors with an unauthorized bag will be advised to return the item to store it offsite.

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