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Executive Mansion



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.

It is currently home to Governor Bruce Rauner, his wife, Diana, and their dogs, Pumpkin and Stella.

For more information on efforts to protect and restore the Mansion, please visit the Illinois Executive Mansion Association.

Free Public ​Tours Available:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    9:30-11:00 a.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays
    9:30-11:00 a.m.

All tours are open to the public and walk-ins are welcome during scheduled hours. For Groups of 10 or more people, please call 217-782-6450 to make a reservation.

The Executive Mansion is not currently wheelchair accessible. Guests who need wheelchairs should call 217-782-6450 to reschedule their visit.

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