Group Tours

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Governor's Mansion Tour Policy 

Thank you for your interest in the Illinois Governor’s Mansion. The People’s House has both a revitalized look and mission. The Governor’s Mansion is a historic landmark that serves as an official residence of the First Family. Governor JB and First Lady MK Pritzker welcome you.

Tour Overview

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

Booking Tours

All tours must be booked through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/161697795459

Tours must be booked 48 hours in advance and are limited to 6 individuals.
Group sizes are limited to 6 people per time slot. Groups greater than 6 people must divide into smaller subgroups and book at separate times.
 
School groups should inquire about tours by email to igmtours@Illinois.gov.
 
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 igmtours@illinois.gov 24 hours in advance of your scheduled tour time.

Covid Protocols

All individuals the age of 2 or over who can medically tolerate a face covering are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when touring the Mansion.

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.


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.

 
 
 
 
 

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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.