Scheduling a Group Experience
All groups of 15 or more must be scheduled in advance through Visit Springfield.
Students must be accompanied by chaperones, and each group must provide in advance of the visit the total number of guests, as well as the names of students and adults on each tour. Further information may be requested for additional verification. All visitors over 16 years of age must present a government- issued ID, school ID, or passport upon entry. You will receive additional information regarding your arrival time, check-in, and the tour experience upon confirmation of your group tour.
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 your group needs any special assistance or accommodations.
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
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.
Bus Unloading/Loading and Parking
Buses can unload guests on the west corner of Fifth Street and Jackson Street. Buses are not permitted to park at this unloading and loading location. Buses should unload guests, park at the visitor center lot described below, and return in one hour to load guests. Bus parking is available at a visitors center located across the street from the Illinois State Capitol at 425 .S. College St. (Cross Street: Edwards).
Photography is not allowed in the Governor’s Mansion during a tour.
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.