The Mansion serves as the official residence of the First Family, a working office for staff, a museum for visitors, and a venue for educational, professional, community, and civic events. Over the years, Illinois governors have hosted U.S. presidents, ambassadors, and most importantly, generations of Illinois residents at the People’s House. The Mansion underwent e a spectacular, privately funded 3-year renovation and reopened as the People’s House on July 14, 2018. More than a renewal of building and landscape, its purpose has been re-imagined. It is now a place where visitors can glimpse Illinois history, witness its artistic side, and experience its long-heralded hospitality.
As of September 3rd, 2019: Anyone who would like to tour the Illinois Governor's Mansion is required to have a reservation in advance. All reservations, individual or groups, would need to click here to make reservations. For the Illinois Governor's Mansion Tour Policy please click here.
The Governor's Mansion will be closed to all Visitors during the following dates:
October 27 through November 1
November 11 through November 16