Planning Your Visit

Governor's Mansion off Jackson Street

Tour Overview

The Governor’s Mansion is open to the public for tours daily from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. Walk-up tours will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The last walk up tour will depart at 4:00 PM.

All tours start at the Jackson Street gate, which is located on the north side of the Mansion between 4th and 5th Streets.

Tour length is approximately one hour and may vary depending on age and size of group.

Groups of 15 or more should consult “Scheduling a Group Experience” in this section for additional instructions.

Holiday Schedule

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, Jan 1Closed
Monday, Jan 21Closed
Tuesday, Feb 12Closed
Monday, Feb 18Closed
Monday, May 27Open
Thursday, July 4Closed
Monday, Sept 2Closed
Monday, Oct 8Open
Monday, Nov 11Open
Thursday, Nov 22Closed
Friday, Nov 23Open
Tuesday, December 24Closed
Wednesday, Dec 25Closed


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 16 must bring a government- or school-issued, valid photo ID or passport to gain entry to the Mansion grounds. Please inform one of our team members if your group needs any special assistance or accommodations surrounding this requirement.

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

Photography is not allowed in the Governor’s Mansion during a tour.

Bag Policy

Visitors may not bring large bags onto the Mansion grounds. The Mansion does not have lockers or storage areas on site. Backpacks are not permitted. Visitors with an unauthorized bag will be advised 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