The Illinois Executive Mansion has been home to Illinois governors and their families since 1855. It is the third oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion in the United States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Over the years, Illinois governors have hosted U.S. presidents, ambassadors, and most importantly generations of Illinois residents at the People’s House.
As of January 1, 2017, the Executive Mansion will be closed for renovations. For more information on efforts to protect and restore the Mansion, please visit the Illinois Executive Mansion Association.