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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 dog, Stella.

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

Free public tours are available and are offered on the hour and half hour during the times listed below.

  • Wednesdays
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays
    9:30 a.m. - 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.

  • Visitors age 16 and older will be required to present a valid form of picture ID upon entering mansion grounds.  Children under the age of 16 will be considered the responsibility of the adults traveling with them.
  • Visitors coming to the Executive Mansion for guided tours will not be able to bring personal bags larger than 9" x 4.5" x 2.5" onto mansion grounds. NOTE: All bags are subject to search by members of the Executive Protection Unit (EPU).

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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